Net Operating Loss (NOL)
Definition of 'Net Operating Loss (NOL)'
NOLs can be carried back to previous years or forward to future years to offset taxable income. This can help companies reduce their tax liability and save money.
There are a number of rules that govern how NOLs can be used. For example, NOLs can only be carried back two years and forward 20 years. Additionally, NOLs can only be used to offset taxable income of the same type. For example, a NOL from a business cannot be used to offset income from investments.
NOLs can be a valuable tool for companies to manage their tax liability. However, it is important to understand the rules governing NOLs in order to use them effectively.
Here are some additional details about NOLs:
* NOLs can be used to offset both ordinary income and capital gains.
* NOLs can be used to reduce the amount of taxes a company owes, but they cannot generate a refund.
* NOLs can be carried back to the two previous tax years and forward for up to 20 years.
* NOLs can only be used to offset income of the same type. For example, a NOL from a business cannot be used to offset income from investments.
* NOLs are subject to a number of rules and restrictions. It is important to consult with a tax advisor to understand how NOLs can be used effectively.
If you have a net operating loss, it is important to speak to a tax advisor to understand how you can use it to your advantage.
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