car·​ry·​for·​ward | \ ˈker-ē-ˈfȯr-wərd How to pronounce carryforward (audio) , ˈka-rē-, -ˌfȯr-, Southern also -ˈfär-, -ˌfär-\

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Its federal tax credit carryforward—accumulated credits that offset future taxes—rose to $1.4 billion from $855 million, largely because of the research-and-development credit. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Does Amazon Really Pay No Taxes? Here’s the Complicated Answer," 14 June 2019 In this category are the benefits for accelerated depreciation, net-loss carryforwards, and incentive stock options, among others. Laura Saunders, WSJ, "Who Will and Won’t Pay the AMT, America’s Rich-Person Tax?," 18 May 2018 Other than likely legal wrangling — and a possible restart of budget negotiations, the House and Senate may have to fund their business through their reserve funds, also known as carryforward funds. Rachel E. Stassen-berger, Twin Cities, "Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed funding for the Legislature. That’s clear. But what happens next?," 1 June 2017

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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