Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Tax

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Income Tax
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Tax
Income Tax

The Company’s effective tax rate may vary from the U.S. federal statutory tax rate due to the change in the mix of earnings in various state jurisdictions with different statutory rates, benefits related to tax credits, and the tax impact of non-deductible expenses and other permanent differences between income before income taxes and taxable income. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was 18%. The variance from the U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 35% was primarily attributable to tax deductions related to stock award activities which were recorded as discrete items in the quarter. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was 39% and is different from the federal statutory rate primarily as a result of significant permanent book-to-tax differences and state taxes. The permanent differences include non-taxable contingent consideration income (expense) recorded related to the change in market value of contingent liabilities.