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noun
any yearly period without regard to the calendar year, at the end of which a firm, government, etc., determines its financial condition.
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Origin of fiscal year

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for fiscal year

fiscal year

noun US and Canadian
any annual period at the end of which a firm's accounts are made up
the annual period ending April 5, over which Budget estimates are made by the British Government and which functions as the income-tax year
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): financial year
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Cultural definitions for fiscal year

fiscal year

A twelve-month period for which an organization, such as a government or corporation, plans the use of its funds. Commonly, fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30, or, in the case of the U.S. government, from October 1 to September 30.

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