Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Tax

Income Tax
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Tax Income Tax
Our effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 was 23.4% and 24.8%, respectively, and 24.1%and 24.5% for the comparable prior year periods, respectively.
Our results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, included the estimated effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), which was signed on December 22, 2017, and was effective from January 1, 2018. We recorded a one-time "toll tax" on our undistributed and previously untaxed earnings in foreign locations of approximately $9.5 million and a one-time benefit from the reduction of our deferred tax liabilities of $10.6 million. We have completed our analysis of these items and have not recorded any adjustments in this period.
During the six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, we made income tax payments of $37.2 million and $28.5 million, respectively.