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Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes INCOME TAXES
The following table presents details related to our income taxes:
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
$
2.6

 
$
2.0

 
$
(14.3
)
 
$
(8.5
)
Income tax (benefit)
(2.7
)
 
(0.9
)
 
(3.0
)
 
(1.0
)
Effective tax rate
(103.8
)%
 
(45.0
)%
 
21.0
%
 
11.8
%

Pursuant to ASC 740, we are required to consider all items (including items recorded in discontinued operations and other comprehensive income) in determining the amount of tax benefit that results from a loss from continuing operations. As such, we recorded year to date income tax benefits of $3.9 million as a result of the income included in discontinued operations and other comprehensive income. The remaining tax expense relates to the mix of income among tax jurisdictions.
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 2019 to our unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2018.
As of June 30, 2019, we consider foreign unremitted earnings to be permanently reinvested.