carryback
car·ry·back /'kar-ē-ˌbak/ n: the portion of an income tax deduction (as for a net operating loss) or credit which cannot be taken entirely in a given period and which may be deducted from taxable income of a prior period compare carryover

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

carryback
n.
In taxation, the process of applying a deduction or credit from one year to the tax liability of a previous year.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


carryback
A method for receiving a refund of back taxes by applying a deduction or credit from a current year to a prior year. (See also: carryover)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


carryback
n. The part of an income tax credit or deduction, such as a net operating loss, that cannot be entirely claimed in a given tax year, but that a person may apply against (and thereby reduce) his tax liability for a previous year.
See also carryover.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

carryback
n.
   in taxation accounting, using a current tax year's deductions, business losses or credits to refigure and amend a previously filed tax return to reduce the tax liability.
   See also: carryover

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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