|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
8. INCOME TAXES
Our effective tax rates were 19.8 percent and 16.5 percent for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The higher 2019 tax rate is due to a smaller impact of discrete benefits related to share-based compensation.
Our condensed consolidated statements of operations recognized a discrete tax benefit of $2.2 million and $2.6 million related to share-based compensation for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
At March 31, 2019, the net deferred tax liability of $162.3 million consisted of net long-term deferred tax assets of $11.9 million and net long-term deferred tax liabilities of $174.2 million. The decrease of the net deferred tax liability was primarily related to purchase accounting adjustments in connection with the acquisition of USI and related tax elections.
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.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef