|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
. Income Taxes
The effective income tax rates on continuing operations for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 29.69% and 102.04%, respectively. In general, the effective tax rates differed from the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate primarily due to state income taxes, non-deductible expenses such as those related to certain executive compensation, and other discrete tax benefits recorded during the period.
The year-to-date provision for income taxes for the six months ended June 30, 2021 included taxes on earnings at an anticipated annual effective tax rate of 24.82% and a favorable tax impact of $56,067 related primarily to discrete tax benefits originating from stock option exercises and stock-based compensation expenses recorded in the three months ended June 30, 2021.
The year-to-date provision for income taxes for the six months ended June 30, 2020 included taxes on earnings at an anticipated annual effective tax rate of 32.54% and a favorable tax impact of $3,608 related primarily to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) that was enacted into law in March 2020.
The CARES Act permitted the Company to carry back federal net operating losses to earlier tax years where the highest federal statutory income tax rate was 35.00%, resulting in an increase in the tax benefit originally computed at 21.00% of the expected net operating loss carryforward.
For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company has not recorded any unrecognized tax benefits or interest and penalties related to any uncertain tax positions.
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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