|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
9. INCOME TAXES
Our effective tax rates were 25.7 percent and 24.7 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. The effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, were 25.5 percent and 22.6 percent, respectively. The higher 2021 tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020 was due to permanent items including share-based compensation partially offset by state tax adjustments and a favorable return to accrual adjustment.
A tax expense of $0.1 million and a tax benefit of $3.2 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2021, 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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