Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 29, 2024
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
The Company recorded income taxes of $687 million (17.7% effective tax rate) and $940 million (23.2% effective tax rate) during the three months ended March 29, 2024 and March 31, 2023, respectively.
The Company’s effective tax rates for the three months ended March 29, 2024 and March 31, 2023 vary from the statutory U.S. federal tax rate of 21.0% primarily due to the tax impact of significant operating and nonoperating items, as described in Note 12, along with the tax benefits of having significant earnings generated outside of the United States and significant earnings generated in investments accounted for under the equity method, both of which are generally taxed at rates lower than the statutory U.S. federal tax rate.
On November 18, 2020, the Tax Court issued the Opinion regarding the Company’s 2015 litigation with the IRS involving transfer pricing tax adjustments in which it predominantly sided with the IRS. On November 8, 2023, the Tax Court issued a supplemental opinion, siding with the IRS in concluding both that the blocked-income regulations apply to the Company’s operations and that the Tax Court opinion in 3M Co. & Subs. v. Commissioner (February 9, 2023) controlled as to the validity of those regulations. The Company strongly disagrees with the Opinions and intends to vigorously defend its position. Refer to Note 9.