|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
9. INCOME TAXES
Our effective tax rates were 25.5 percent and 22.6 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. The effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, were 23.2 percent and 22.0 percent, respectively. The higher 2020 tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was due to a smaller benefit related to share-based compensation, state filing position changes, and an unfavorable return to accrual adjustment.
A tax benefit of $0.8 million and $7.7 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, 2020, respectively.
At September 30, 2020, the net deferred tax liability of $169.2 million consisted of net long-term deferred tax assets of $4.4 million and net long-term deferred tax liabilities of $173.6 million. The decrease in the net deferred tax liability was primarily related to the adoption of ASU 2016-13 and a return to accrual adjustment related to 2019 returns filed in 2020.
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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