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[kar-ee-fawr-werd] /ˈkær iˈfɔr wərd/
(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 subsequent years, chiefly in order to ease the tax burden.
Compare carry·back.
Origin of carryforward
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase carry forward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Any refund resulting from the carryforward of the new jobs credit should be included in the tentative refund amount.
  • Any tax credit carryforward that will expire be claimed before any tax credit carryforward that will expire later.
  • carryforward of realized losses on shares owned less than three years is allowed.

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