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CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/28/2014
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In thousands, except share and per share data


Uncertain Tax Positions

The following is a reconciliation of the total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits excluding interest and penalties, for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2012 and 2013:


     Year Ended December 31,  
     2011     2012     2013  

Balance at January 1,

   $ 15,197      $ 18,660      $ 33,222   

Gross increases — tax positions in prior periods

     3,153        14,462        413   

Gross decreases — tax positions in prior periods

     —          (3,321     —     

Gross increases — current period tax positions

     3,729        3,672        1,476   

Gross decreases — current period tax positions

     (633     —          —     


     (2,467     —          (15,444

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     (319     (251     (887










Balance at December 31,

   $ 18,660      $ 33,222      $ 18,780   










The Company had $34,475 and $20,130 of unrecognized tax benefits, including interest and penalties, as of December 31, 2012 and 2013, respectively. Of these amounts, $30,085 and $17,909 represent the amount of unrecognized tax benefits that if recognized would impact the effective income tax rate for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2013, respectively. The Company had $4,576 and $4,671 accrued for interest and penalties as of December 31, 2012 and 2013, respectively.

The Company and its subsidiaries file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and in certain state and foreign jurisdictions and are routinely under audit by many different tax authorities. The Company believes that its accrual for tax liabilities is adequate for all open audit years based on its assessment of many factors including past experience and interpretations of tax law. This assessment relies on estimates and assumptions and may involve a series of complex judgments about future events. The Company is no longer subject to income tax audits from the Internal Revenue Service for years before 2010. The Company is no longer subject to state income tax examinations by tax authorities in its major state jurisdictions for years before 2009. Certain state returns were amended as a result of the Internal Revenue Service examination closures for 2002 through 2006, and the statutes remain open for those amendments. The Company is no longer subject to non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities in its major non-U.S. tax jurisdictions for years before 2004.

The Company is currently under audit in the non-U.S. tax jurisdictions of Brazil and Chile. It is not expected that these audits will close in the next 12 months.



Leases — The Company conducts a significant part of its theatre operations in leased properties under noncancelable operating and capital leases with terms generally ranging from 10 to 25 years. In addition to the minimum annual lease payments, some of the leases provide for contingent rentals based on operating results of the theatre and most require the payment of taxes, insurance and other costs applicable to the property. The Company can renew, at its option, a substantial portion of the leases at defined or then market rental rates for various periods. Some leases also provide for escalating rent payments throughout the lease term. A liability for deferred lease expenses of $38,297 and $43,552 at December 31, 2012 and 2013, respectively, has been provided