Note 3 - Income Taxes
|3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
|Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block]
(3) Income Taxes
The Company reviews its expected annual effective income tax rates and makes changes on a quarterly basis as necessary based on certain factors such as changes in forecasted annual operating income; changes to actual or forecasted permanent book to tax differences; impacts from future tax audits with state, federal or foreign tax authorities; impacts from tax law changes; or change in judgment as to the realizability of deferred tax assets. The Company identifies items which are not normal and are non-recurring in nature and treats these as discrete events. The tax effect of discrete items is recorded in the quarter in which the discrete events occur. Due to the volatility of these factors, the Company's consolidated effective income tax rate can change significantly on a quarterly basis.
The Company conducts business globally and, as a result, the Company or one or more of its subsidiaries files income tax returns in the U.S., various state, and foreign jurisdictions. In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to examination by domestic and foreign jurisdictions. As of September 30, 2013, the Company and certain subsidiaries are currently under audit from 2006 through 2011 in the U.S. While the amount of uncertain tax benefits with respect to the entities and years under audit may change within the next twelve months, it is not anticipated that any of the changes will be significant. It is reasonably possible that some of these audits may be completed during the next twelve months. It is reasonable to expect that various issues relating to uncertain tax benefits will be resolved within the next twelve months as exams are completed or as statutes expire and will impact the effective tax rate.
The Company’s consolidated effective tax rate was 36.2% for the three months ended September 30, 2013, and 36.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2012. The current quarter effective tax rate primarily includes tax expense on the current quarter’s net income, interest expense on uncertain tax positions, and the impact of maintaining valuation allowances on certain deferred tax assets, partly offset by the reversal and recognition of some uncertain tax positions. The prior period effective tax rate primarily includes the tax expense on that quarter’s net income, interest expense on uncertain tax positions, and the impact of maintaining valuation allowances on deferred tax assets in the retail segment.