|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
The effective tax rates were approximately 27.0% and 29.3% for the nine months ended and 29.9% and 26.5% for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and October 1, 2016, respectively. The 2017 tax rates were favorably impacted relative to the statutory rate by excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options, decreases in foreign tax rates, and from the federal research and development tax credit.
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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