|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 27, 2015
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Taxes [Text Block]||
Note 19: Income Taxes
Our effective income tax rate was 16.9% in the first six months of 2015 compared to 28.3% in the first six months of 2014. The effective rate was positively impacted by the settlement of a one-time refund claim involving asset tax basis resulting in the recognition of a $320 million tax benefit and our decision during the second quarter of 2015 to indefinitely reinvest certain prior years' non-U.S. earnings resulting in the release of $185 million previously accrued U.S. deferred taxes.
Our ending gross unrecognized tax benefits as of June 27, 2015 was $270 million ($577 million as of December 27, 2014).
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.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef