Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes Income Taxes
Interim income taxes are based on an estimated annualized effective tax rate applied to the respective quarterly periods, adjusted for discrete tax items in the period in which they occur. Although the Company believes its tax estimates are reasonable, the Company can make no assurance that the final tax outcome of these matters will not be different from that which it has reflected in its historical income tax provisions and accruals. Such differences could have a material impact on the Company’s income tax provision and operating results in the period in which the Company makes such determinations.
The Company is subject to income taxes in the United States and Australia. Significant judgment is required in evaluating the Company’s tax positions and determining the provision for income taxes. During the ordinary course of business, the Company considers tax positions for which the ultimate tax determination is uncertain for the purpose of determining whether a reserve is required, despite the Company’s belief that the tax positions are fully supportable. To date the Company has not established a reserve provision because the Company believes that all tax positions are highly certain.
The Company’s provision for income taxes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 resulted in an income tax benefit of $1.0 million and $0.3 million, respectively. The effective tax rate as a percentage of income (loss) before income taxes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 was 18.5% and 10.1%, respectively, compared to the U.S. federal statutory rate of 21.0%. The lower effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 was primarily due to a discrete tax adjustment which offset the income tax benefit related to loss before income taxes.