Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $0.8 million and $1.6 million, respectively, resulting in an effective tax rate of 10.2% and 23.7%, respectively.
During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, there were no new uncertain tax positions identified.
Amounts accrued for interest and penalties associated with unrecognized income tax benefits are included in other expense on the condensed consolidated statements of operations. As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the gross amount of liability for accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits was less than $0.1 million.
On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ("CARES") Act to provide certain relief as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”). The Company is currently evaluating all aspects of the legislation for potential impacts on its financial statements.
On January 23, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement to merge (the “Merger”) with Bristow Group, Inc. (“Bristow”). The Merger is intended to qualify as a tax free ‘‘reorganization’’ within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"). Transaction costs associated with the reorganization have been estimated for the three months ended March 31, 2020, and will be capitalized into the basis of the stock acquired upon execution of the Merger.