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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: carryover)

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The tax loss carryback provision is a morsel of the roughly $145-billion economic stimulus plan being negotiated by the administration and Congress, which would include rebates of several hundred dollars for individuals and couples, and so-called bonus depreciation to allow companies to deduct 50 percent of business investments they make this year.
Companies also can accelerate adjustments due to anticipated tax loss carrybacks.