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Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes


The Company files federal and state income tax returns in several domestic and international jurisdictions.  In most tax jurisdictions, returns are subject to examination by the relevant tax authorities for a number of years after the returns have been filed.  The Company is subject to U.S. federal examination for the tax years 2015 through 2017 and examination in state tax jurisdictions for the tax years 2013 through 2017.  The Company is subject to examination in the People’s Republic of China for tax years 2014 through 2016.

There was no liability for unrecognized tax benefits at either December 31, 2017 or March 31, 2017.

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) was signed into law.  The Tax Act, which is effective on January 1, 2018, significantly revises the U.S. tax code by, among other changes, lowering the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, requiring a one-time transition tax on accumulated foreign earnings of certain foreign subsidiaries that were previously tax deferred and creating new taxes on certain foreign sourced earnings.  At December 31, 2017, the Company has not completed its accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Act; however, the Company has made a reasonable estimate of the effects on its existing deferred tax balances and the one-time transition tax.  

The Company remeasured certain U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities based on the rates at which they are expected to reverse in the future, which is generally 21%, and provisionally recorded an income tax benefit of $1,575 related to such remeasurement in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.  The Company is still analyzing certain aspects of the Tax Act and refining its calculations, which could potentially affect the measurement of these balances or potentially give rise to new deferred tax amounts.  

The one-time transition tax is based on the total post-1986 earnings and profits (“E&P”) of our foreign subsidiary that has previously been deferred from U.S. income taxes.  The Company recorded a provisional amount for its one-time transition liability of its foreign subsidiary resulting in additional income tax expense of $137 in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.  The Company has not yet completed its calculation of the total post-1986 foreign E&P for the foreign subsidiary.  The transition tax is based in part on the amount of those earnings held in cash and other specified assets.  The amount may change when the Company finalizes the calculation of post-1986 foreign E&P previously deferred from U.S. federal taxation and finalize the amounts held in cash or other specified assets.