# Excel – How to calculate Australian financial year from date

The following Excel formula shows how to calculate an Australian financial year from a date.

For example – 10/03/2023 would return 2022-23

For example, if you have a date in cell A1 and you want to calculate the Australian financial year for that date, you can use the following formula:

`=IF(MONTH(A1)<7,YEAR(A1)-1&"-"&RIGHT(YEAR(A1),2),YEAR(A1)&"-"& RIGHT(YEAR(A1)+1,2))`

### How does this work?

The Australian financial year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June in the following year.

It is typically written in the format of “YYYY-YY”, for example 2022-23.

Excel does not have a native function to determine the Australian financial year from a date.

This formula achieves using the logic of:

• if the month in cell A1 is less than 7 (i.e., before July),
• then it returns the previous year as YYYY, followed by a hyphen, and then the last two digits of the given year as YY
• if the month in cell A1 is 7 or greater (i.e., in July or later),
• then it returns the current year as YYYY, followed by a hyphen, and then the last two digits of the next year as YY