Note 3 - Income Taxes
|9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
|Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block]
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 in such domestic and foreign jurisdictions. As of March 31, 2014, the Company and certain subsidiaries are currently under audit in the U.S. from 2006 through 2012. 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 32.5% and 35.3% for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively, and 32.2% and 35.4% for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013, respectively. The current year effective tax rate primarily includes tax expense on net income, additions to unrecognized tax benefits, interest expense on uncertain tax positions, and the impact of maintaining valuation allowances on certain retail segment deferred tax assets. The prior year effective tax rate primarily includes the tax expense on net income, interest expense on uncertain tax positions, and the impact of maintaining valuation allowances on certain retail segment deferred tax assets, partly offset by the recognition of some uncertain tax positions.