TaxesThe tax rate for adjusted earnings per share was 17 percent in the third quarter of 2012 and the third quarter of 2011. The effective tax rate for continuing operations for the third quarter of 2012 was 31 percent compared with 17 percent in the same period last year. The higher effective tax rate in the third quarter of 2012 was primarily due to changes in uncertain tax positions. Net cash taxes paid were $54 million in the first nine months of 2012 which were comparable with $48 million in the first nine months of 2011.
Celanese Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
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