NOL Carryback Calculations

Potential Refunds of Prior Year Taxes May Await!

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the CARES Act made changes to the ability to either carryback or carryforward Net Operating Losses (NOLS). NOLs were first modified under the TCJA to no longer be allowed to be carried back (pre-TCJA, you were allowed to carry back a loss two years and forward 20). However, the CARES Act is allowing for any losses incurred in tax years 2018-2020 to be carried back five years.

Reviewing loss positions as well as prior year returns when tax rates were most likely higher could provide a sizable benefit and refund prior taxes paid. It is important to consider the potential benefit of carrying back a loss as opposed to carrying it forward. Consultations and modeling should be completed by your tax advisor.

By carrying back losses to higher tax rate years, you could receive a permanent tax benefit by taking advantage of this short-lived provision.

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Julie Helms, CPA | Director, Specialty Tax Services

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We Examine Your Indicators

Have generated an NOL in 2018, 2019, or 2020 that may be carried back under the CARES Act provisions

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Comprehensive analysis of the interplay between the NOL carryback provisions and other opportunities to maximize the benefit available

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