Income Tax Benefit (Expense)
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2015
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Tax Benefit (Expense)||
NCLH is treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For the three months ended September 30, 2015, we had an income tax expense of $3.5 million compared to $2.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 we had an income tax expense of $6.9 million compared to an income tax benefit of $3.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. The benefit for the nine month period of 2014 includes a $5.3 million non-recurring benefit associated with the election of a tax method to calculate deductible interest expense.
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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