10. Income Taxes
We recorded tax provisions for the three months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 of $21,292 and $9,997, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 of $58,391 and $35,996, respectively. Our tax provision consisted of current tax expense, which related primarily to our profitable operations in foreign tax jurisdictions, and deferred tax expense, which related primarily to the amortization of tax deductible goodwill and the use of net operating losses.
During the three months ended September 30, 2010, we recognized a tax benefit of $3,347 in connection with the reduction of liabilities for unrecognized tax benefits. This amount includes a decrease of $3,903 related to the lapse of the applicable statute of limitations related to certain liabilities assumed in acquisitions that were fully indemnified by the sellers. During the three months ended September 30, 2010, we also reversed the related indemnification receivable in Currency translation (loss)/gain and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.