Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes
Income Taxes
The Company recorded a benefit from income tax of $1.6 million and $1.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively. The effective tax rate was 24.4% and 25.5% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.
The Company recorded provisions for income tax of $3.4 million and $6.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively. The effective tax rate was 24.7% and 25.7% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.
The Company's effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 differed from the federal statutory tax rate primarily due to the effect of profits taxed in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates than the federal statutory rate. The effective tax rate percentage did not significantly change the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 as compared with the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.
The Company recorded a tax benefit in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to a tax expense recorded in the same period last year. The decrease in the provision for income tax is due to the reduction in the worldwide pre-tax profits and the change in the geographic mix of pre-tax profits. The Company recorded worldwide pre-tax losses of $6.7 million and $6.3 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively as compared to worldwide pre-tax income of $14.0 million and $25.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.