Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INCOME TAXES

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INCOME TAXES
9 Months Ended
Nov. 03, 2018
INCOME TAXES  
INCOME TAXES

6. INCOME TAXES

 

The effective tax rate was 15.8% for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to 34.3% for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 and 24.0% for the nine months ended November 3, 2018 compared to 34.4% for the same period in the prior year. The effective tax rate for both the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and the nine months ended November 3, 2018 were lower than the comparable period in the prior year due to benefits recognized related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, including the reduction of the federal statutory tax rate from 35% to 21%. In addition, a provisional charge of $5.0 million was recognized for the nine months ended November 3, 2018 related to repatriation taxes for accumulated earnings of our foreign subsidiaries, partially offset by a provisional benefit of $4.0 million related to the revaluation of our net deferred tax assets as a result of the Tax Act. The U.S. Treasury is expected to issue additional regulations and guidance in connection with the Tax Act, which may alter interpretations of the new tax law and could materially change our estimated provisional adjustments.