|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
9. INCOME TAXES
Our effective tax rates were 20.7 percent and 17.4 percent for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The higher 2021 tax rate was due to permanent items including share-based compensation, partially offset by state tax adjustments.
A tax benefit of $3.1 million and $5.5 million related to share-based compensation was recognized in our condensed consolidated statements of operations as a discrete item in income tax expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
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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