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What is Year to Date?

What is Year to Date?

Year to Date (often shown as YTD) is a term used to describe the period of time that starts from the beginning of the current calendar year and ends at the present day. For example, if today's date is July 15th, year-to-date is the period from January 1st to July 15th. This term is commonly used in finance to track things like income earned or expenses paid within this period. It helps people compare current progress or results to those from previous years.

3 things to know about Year to Date

1. YTD Helps in Comparing Financial Performances: Year-to-date figures are especially useful in comparing a company's or individual's financial performance over different periods within the same year. It lets you track progress over time and see how you're doing compared to previous years.

2. YTD is Used in Many Financial Documents: You'll find YTD figures in lots of financial documents like pay stubs, financial statements, and on performance reports for your investments. It helps provide a snapshot of how much money has been made or spent in a given year so far.

3. YTD Resets Each Year: YTD figures reset at the start of each new calendar year. So, on January 1st, your YTD earnings or expenses will start at zero and then accumulate throughout the year. It allows for a fresh start every year in tracking your financial situation.

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