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We believe the recently enacted tax law changes will be beneficial to our customers and to Havertys. Our effective tax rate has historically included a 35% Federal rate and the lowering to 21% along with the immediate deductions for certain new investments instead of deductions for depreciation expense over time will be favorable to our financial results."Impact of Tax Act On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law Public Law No. 115-97, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act"). The Tax Act contains significant changes to corporate taxes, including a permanent reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018. The reduction in the corporate rate will require a one-time revaluation of certain tax-related assets. Based on preliminary estimates, it is currently expected the revaluation will result in a one-time tax charge of $3.5 million to $4.0 million, which will be recorded as additional income tax expense in Havertys' consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the fourth quarter of 2017. This estimated range is based upon a review and analysis of the net deferred tax assets at September 30, 2017, and expected adjustments in the fourth quarter. Havertys actual write-down may vary from this range as it is dependent on the final net deferred tax assets as of December 31, 2017. Havertys anticipates subsequent regulations and interpretations to be released associated with the Tax Act that will provide additional guidance on its application; however, we currently estimate that Havertys effective tax rate for 2018 will be in the range of 24% to 26%. The Company will release fourth quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, after the market closes. Havertys will host a conference call with analysts and investors on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
About HavertysHavertys (NYSE:HVT) (NYSE:HVT.A), established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 124 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the Company's website havertys.com. News releases include forward-looking statements, which are subject to risk and uncertainties. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, the consumer spending environment for large ticket items, competition in the retail furniture industry and other uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's report filed with the SEC. Contact: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. 404-443-2900Richard B. Hare EVP & CFOJenny Hill Parker SVP, Finance, Secretary and Treasurer Source: Havertys