carry back


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carry back

vb
(Accounting & Book-keeping) (tr, adverb) to apply (a legally permitted credit, esp an operating loss) to the taxable income of previous years in order to ease the overall tax burden
n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) an amount carried back
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Verb1.carry back - deduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period
deduct, subtract, take off - make a subtraction; "subtract this amount from my paycheck"
Translations

w>carry back

vt sep (fig) personzurückversetzen (→ to in +acc)
References in classic literature ?
Say, that you could carry back your thoughts to very distant days--to the time of your early life--when, unlike this fair flower, you did not pass your youth alone.
To be able to carry back to their far homes the boast that they had seen the man who could command the sun, riding in the heavens, and be obeyed, would make them great in the eyes of their neighbors, and envied by them all; but to be able to also say they had seen him work a miracle themselves -- why, people would come a dis- tance to see THEM.
His time in London was very nearly out, and was anticipated by engagements; his plans were made for returning; and he thought it behoved his importance to pursue some direct inquiry into the Blandois disappearance, and be in a condition to carry back to Mr Henry Gowan the result of his own personal investigation.
Price walked off at the same time to carry back his neighbour's newspaper.
Even Challenger was ready to admit that we should then have done all for which we had come, and that our first duty from that time onwards was to carry back to civilization the amazing discoveries we had made.
They will spread the story of our victory far and wide, and while they are with us, we will let them see and hear many other wonderful things which they may carry back to their friends and their chiefs.
I suppose he wants to carry back some of our civilization to his own people.
Pace out the distances with a wand at every five score, and do you, Arnaud, stand at the fifth wand to carry back my bolts to me.
And am I to carry back this report of you to Thessaly?
And he mentioned your name a score of times,' said Nicholas, 'and often bade me carry back his love to Mr Linkinwater.
In these days of fatted cattle and waving grain-fields this humble root, which was once the totem of an Indian tribe, is quite forgotten, or known only by its flowering vine; but let wild Nature reign here once more, and the tender and luxurious English grains will probably disappear before a myriad of foes, and without the care of man the crow may carry back even the last seed of corn to the great cornfield of the Indian's God in the southwest, whence he is said to have brought it; but the now almost exterminated ground-nut will perhaps revive and flourish in spite of frosts and wildness, prove itself indigenous, and resume its ancient importance and dignity as the diet of the hunter tribe.
And I hope our charming American visitor will carry back pleasant recollections of our English country life.