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car•ry•back



Pronunciation: (kar'ē-bak"), [key]
n.
(in U.S. income-tax law) a special provision allowing part of a net loss or of an unused credit in a given year to be apportioned over one or two preceding years, chiefly in order to ease the tax burden. Cf. carry•forward (def. 2).

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