|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2017
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
The following table presents details related to our income taxes:
The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2017 was higher versus the same period in 2016, primarily due to the geographic distribution of earnings. We recorded income tax expense on a pretax loss for the six months ended June 30, 2017 due to unbenefitted foreign losses.
Upon audit, taxing authorities may challenge all or part of an uncertain income tax position. While AFI has no history of tax audits on a stand-alone basis, AWI was routinely audited by U.S. federal, state and local, and non-U.S. taxing authorities. Accordingly, AFI regularly assesses the outcome of potential examinations in each of the taxing jurisdictions when determining the adequacy of the amount of unrecognized tax benefit recorded. We do not expect to record any material changes during 2017 to AFI's unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2016.
As of June 30, 2017, we consider foreign unremitted earnings to be permanently reinvested.
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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