|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|INCOME TAXES||INCOME TAXES
Our third-quarter effective tax rate decreased to 11.1% as compared to 21.0% in the prior year (21.6% year to date compared to 21.8% in 2022). The year-over-year decrease was driven by favorable U.S. Treasury guidance on utilization of foreign tax credits, decreases in uncertain tax positions as a result of resolution of global tax audits and adjustments to our tax balances to reflect our recently filed tax returns.
We have recognized liabilities for uncertain tax positions and we reevaluate these uncertain tax positions on a quarterly basis. A number of years may elapse before an uncertain tax position is audited and ultimately settled. It is difficult to predict the ultimate outcome or the timing of resolution for uncertain tax positions. It is reasonably possible that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits could significantly increase or decrease within the next twelve months, however, an estimate of the range of reasonably possible outcomes cannot be made. Items that may cause changes to unrecognized tax benefits include the allowance or disallowance of deductions, the timing of deductions and the allocation of income and expense between tax jurisdictions. Any changes could result from the settlement of ongoing litigation, the completion of ongoing examinations, the expiration of statutes of limitations or other unforeseen circumstances.
During the third quarter of 2023, we recognized an income tax benefit of $15 million related to a one-time compensation payment of $61 million. This income tax benefit was generated at a higher average tax rate than the U.S. federal statutory tax rate due to the effect of U.S. state and local taxes.
Also in the third quarter of 2023, we recorded goodwill impairment charges of $117 million ($125 million year to date). As a result, we recorded an additional income tax benefit of $14 million ($16 million year to date). This income tax benefit was generated at a lower average tax rate than the U.S. federal statutory tax rate due to a portion of the goodwill impairment charge not being deductible for tax purposes.
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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