|9 Months Ended|
Oct. 01, 2011
|Income Taxes [Abstract]|
10) Income Taxes
The effective tax rate was 24.8% and 34.4% for the nine months and 11.2% and 29.3% for the three months ended October 1, 2011 and October 2, 2010, respectively. The effective tax rate for the 2011 third quarter and 2011 year-to-date was impacted primarily by the reversal of uncertain tax position reserves of approximately $1.3 million relating to the tax years ended 2006 through 2010. Also impacting the tax rate for the 2011 third quarter and 2011 year-to-date was the domestic production deduction amounting to approximately $0.2 million and $0.6 million respectively and the recognition of research & development tax credits for 2011 in the net amount of approximately $0.0 million and $0.2 million for the third quarter and year-to-date respectively.
The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2010 and the first nine months of 2010 was impacted by higher state and foreign taxes, the domestic production deduction as well as the impact of research & development tax credits in the net amount of $0.3 million and $0.4 million for the nine months and third quarter of 2010, respectively.
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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