|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Taxes||Income Taxes
For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company recorded income tax expense of $4,845 and $3,504, respectively, for continuing operations. The effective tax rate of 22.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 varied from the statutory United States federal income tax rate of 21.0% primarily due to the effect of state income taxes, net of the federal benefit, and non-deductible executive compensation, partially offset by excess tax benefits realized on share-based awards. The effective tax rate of 23.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2020 varied from the statutory United States federal income tax rate of 21% primarily due to the effect of state income taxes, net of the federal benefit, and non-deductible executive compensation, partially offset by excess tax benefits realized on share-based awards and a refund for Tennessee tax credits.
As of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had $544 of unrecognized income tax benefits, all of which would affect the Company’s effective tax rate if recognized. The Company accrues interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in its provision for income taxes. As of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits of $168. With a few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or Canadian examinations by tax authorities for years before 2013.The sale of Pool resulted in a capital loss in the amount of $2,426. The capital loss expires in 2026. The Company concluded that it was more likely than not the capital loss carryforward will not be realized and therefore, established a valuation allowance of $2,426 to reserve against its capital loss carryforward. The Company also maintains a valuation allowance to reserve against its state net operating loss carryforwards. A valuation allowance is established when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The Company assessed the likelihood that its deferred tax assets would be recovered from estimated future taxable income and available tax planning strategies. In making this assessment, all available evidence was considered including economic climate, as well as reasonable tax planning strategies. The Company believes it is more likely than not that it will realize its remaining net deferred tax assets, net of the valuation allowance, in future years.
The entire disclosure for income taxes. Disclosures may include net deferred tax liability or asset recognized in an enterprise's statement of financial position, net change during the year in the total valuation allowance, approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets, utilization of a tax carryback, and tax uncertainties information.
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