|6 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2017
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
We recorded an income tax provision of approximately $35,000 and $14.6 million for the three months ended July 31, 2017 and 2016. We recorded a tax provision of $0.3 million and $14.8 million for the six months ended July 31, 2017 and 2016. In the second quarter of fiscal 2017, we recorded a charge of $14.7 million related to the change in assertion regarding the undistributed foreign earnings of certain of our foreign subsidiaries. Our effective tax rate in fiscal 2018 and in future periods may fluctuate on a quarterly basis as a result of changes in our jurisdictional forecasts where losses cannot be benefitted due to the existence of valuation allowances on our deferred tax assets, changes in actual results versus our estimates, or changes in tax laws, regulations, accounting principles, or interpretations thereof.
The Company reviews all available evidence to evaluate the recovery of deferred tax assets, including the recent history of losses in all tax jurisdictions, as well as its ability to generate income in future periods. As of July 31, 2017, due to the uncertainty related to the ultimate use of certain deferred income tax assets, the Company has recorded a valuation allowance on certain of its deferred assets.
We file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, various state jurisdictions, and various foreign jurisdictions. We have closed out an audit with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) through fiscal 2013, however, the taxing authorities will still have the ability to review the propriety of certain tax attributes created in closed years if such tax attributes are utilized in an open tax year, such as our federal research and development credit carryovers.