Short Tax Year


  • A tax period that is less than 12 months. This typically occurs with business start-ups or with the transition to a tax year ending on a different date.

partial tax year, shortened tax year

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Before-tax Income Definition,
    • Earnings before income taxes are paid.
  • Income Tax Definition,
    • The main source of revenue for the federal government and many Provinces. The tax is based on your earned and unearned income. The amount or percentage taxed is based on the amount of income, using the governments graduated tax scale.
  • Pre-Tax Operating Income (PTOI) Acronym,
    • The operating income generated by a company, less expenses, before taxes have been paid.
  • Tax Credit (TC) Acronym, Important,
    • Tax credits are used to reduce the amount of the tax owed. Tax credits are more valuable than deductions because they directly reduce the amount of tax owed, rather than reducing the amount of income that is taxed.
  • Tax Deduction Definition,
    • An expense that governments allow you to subtract from your income before computing your income tax.
  • Tax Deferral Definition,
    • The postponement of taxes to a later year, usually by recognizing income or a gain at a later time. Remember, this only delays your tax liability; it doesn't eliminate it.
  • Tax Exempt (TE) Acronym, Very Important,
    • Income that is not subject to tax. Income exempt from federal tax may, however, be subject to provincial taxation.
  • Tax Liability Definition,
    • The total amount of tax you owe.
  • Tax Refund Definition,
    • To receive money back from the government.
  • Tax-sheltered Definition,
    • A savings or investment plan that offers significant tax savings.
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