Losses, Carryback and Carryforward
Net Operating Losses, Carryback (CB) and Carryforward (CF):
- Tax law allows losses of one period to offset income of another.
- Loss CB/CF option: First back three years and then forward 15.
- Loss CF option: Forward 15. This may be attractive if there will be losses of benefits due to tax credits or anticipated/enacted increases in tax rates.
- CB: Immediate recognition: Journal entry
Refund receivable XX
Benefit CB (offset to tax expense) XX