|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
7. Income Taxes
The effective income tax rates on continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 were 18.9% and 25.4%, 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 three months ended March 31, 2022 included taxes on earnings at an anticipated annual effective tax rate of 27.0% and a net, favorable tax impact of $3,537 related primarily to discrete tax benefits originating from stock options exercised during the three months ended March 31, 2022.
The year-to-date provision for income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2021 included taxes on earnings at an anticipated annual effective tax rate of 25.4%. Other discrete tax benefits were recorded during the period but did not result in a change in the effective tax rate recorded during the period.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company did not record 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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