|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Taxes||INCOME TAXES
We recorded an income tax provision of $63 million and zero during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and an income tax provision of $194 million and $3 million during the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 was 13.5% and 16.2%, respectively, which were lower than the 21% federal statutory rate primarily due to income allocated to non-controlling interest that is not taxable to Cheniere. The effective tax rate decreased for the three months ended June 30, 2020 from the six months ended June 30, 2020 due to an additional tax expense of $38 million recorded during the first quarter related to a one-time discrete event related to an internal tax restructuring. The effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 was 0% and 0.9%, which are lower than the 21% federal statutory rate primarily due to maintaining a valuation allowance against our federal and state net 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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