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Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
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On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act contains significant changes to corporate taxes, including a permanent reduction of the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018. The Company’s statutory rate for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 was 24.5%, based on a fiscal year blended rate calculation. The 21% U.S. corporate tax rate will apply to the fiscal years ending September 30, 2019 and each year thereafter.

The Act required a one-time remeasurement of certain tax related assets and liabilities. During the first quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company made certain estimates related to the impact of the Act including the remeasurement of deferred taxes at the new expected tax rate and a revised effective tax rate for the year ended September 30, 2018. The amounts recorded in the six months ended March 31, 2018 for the remeasurement of deferred taxes principally relate to the reduction in the U.S. corporate income tax rate. During the second and third quarter of fiscal year 2018, the Company made certain updates to the estimates used during the first quarter, which resulted in a change to the remeasurement. For the nine months ended June 30, 2018, the Company has recorded a tax benefit of approximately $10,000,000 to account for these deferred tax impacts.

The impact of adopting ASC 610 -20 was modified in the quarter ended March 31, 2019 to reflect the deferred tax impact of this adoption. The deferred tax asset related to the deferred gain on sale has been decreased by $3,704,000 with a corresponding decrease to retained earnings in the quarter ended March 31, 2019, offsetting the October 1, 2018 increase of $14,601,000 to retained earnings for the ASC 610-20 implementation (see Note 7. “Deferred Gain on Sale”).