|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Taxes||INCOME TAXES
We recorded an income tax provision of $131 million and $3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was 17.8%, which is lower than the 21% federal statutory rate primarily due to income allocated to non-controlling interest that is not taxable to Cheniere, partially offset by a one-time discrete event related to an internal tax restructuring. The discrete item resulted in expense of $38 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was 0.9%, which is lower than the 21% federal statutory rate primarily due to maintaining a valuation allowance against our federal deferred tax assets.
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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