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Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Income Taxes [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

10.    Income Taxes



BBX Capital and its subsidiaries file a consolidated federal income tax return and income tax returns in various state and foreign jurisdictions.



On December 22, 2017, the Tax Reform Act was signed into law. In addition to changes or limitations to certain tax deductions, including limitations on the deductibility of interest payable to related and unrelated lenders and further limiting deductible executive compensation, the Tax Reform Act permanently lowers the federal corporate tax rate to 21% from the previous maximum rate of 35%, effective for tax years commencing January 1, 2018. As a result of the Tax Reform Act, SAB 118 and ASU 2018-05 were issued to address the application of ASC 740 in situations in which an entity does not have the necessary information available, prepared, or analyzed in reasonable detail to complete the accounting for certain income tax effects of the Tax Reform Act. Under this guidance, an entity may record provisional amounts for the impact of the Tax Reform Act which may be revised during a one year “measurement period.” In accordance with this guidance, the Company remeasured its net deferred tax liabilities in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to the reduction of the corporate tax rate to 21% and recorded a provisional tax benefit of $45.3 million in its statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2017. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company reduced the provisional tax benefit recognized for the year ended December 31, 2017 by $2.7 million as a result of its analysis of the impact of the Tax Reform Act on the deductibility of certain compensation to covered employees. The Company continues to analyze the impact of the Tax Reform Act, which may differ, possibility materially, from the provisional amounts recorded by the Company due to, among other things, additional analysis, changes in interpretations and assumptions made by the Company, and additional regulatory guidance that may be issued. Therefore, the Company may recognize additional revisions during the one year measurement period in accordance with the guidance in SAB 118 and ASU 2018-05 and expects to complete its analysis no later than December 22, 2018.



The Company’s effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was 33%, excluding the discrete income tax expense of $2.7 million related to the provisional adjustment described above. The Company’s effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 was 43%The Company’s effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, excluding the impact of the provisional adjustment described above, was favorably impacted by the reduction in the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% commencing on January 1, 2018, partially offset by limitations in the deductibility of compensation to covered employees.   



Effective income tax rates for interim periods are based upon the Company’s current estimated annual rate, which varies based upon the Company’s estimate of taxable earnings and the mix of taxable earnings in the various states in which the Company operates. The Company’s effective tax rate was applied to income before income taxes reduced by net income attributable to non-controlling interests in joint ventures taxed as partnerships.