Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 26, 2020
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  


The provision for income taxes for the nine months ended September 26, 2020 and September 28, 2019 was 16.9% and 20.5% of pretax income, respectively, after adjusting for the impact of the goodwill impairment charge. The provision for taxes includes certain onetime benefits that caused the effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 26, 2020 to be less than the effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 28, 2019. During the nine months ended September 26, 2020, the Company recorded onetime benefits totaling $2,600, the majority of which is due to the elimination of certain regional tax obligations (“IRAP”) in Italy in response to COVID-19 and availing the Company of the Allowance for Corporate Equity (“ACE”) benefit in Italy. The effective rate for the nine months ended September 26, 2020 before discrete items was 22.1%.

At September 26, 2020, the Company had an unrecognized tax benefit of $8,973 including accrued interest. If recognized, the unrecognized tax benefit would have a favorable effect on the effective tax rate in future periods. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. Interest accrued as of September 26, 2020 is not considered material to the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

The Company files United States (“U.S.”) federal income tax returns as well as income tax returns in various states and foreign jurisdictions. The Company is no longer subject to income tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2008 for the majority of tax jurisdictions where the Company files tax returns.

The Company’s U.S. federal income tax returns are not currently under examination by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Florida income tax returns for tax years 2015 and 2016 are under examination. The 2016 pre-acquisition Italian income tax return for Faster is also under examination. To date, there have not been any significant proposed adjustments that have not been accounted for in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Audit outcomes and the timing of audit settlements are subject to significant uncertainty. It is reasonably possible that within the next twelve months, the Company will resolve some or all of the matters presently under consideration and there could be significant increases or decreases to unrecognized tax benefits.