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Excel Formula: Calculate days remaining in year

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This tutorial introduces the formula to calculate days remaining in the current year in Excel. If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula:



Date: the date you used to calculate the days remaining in the current year.

Return value

This formula returns a value in date format. You need to format the result and display as a general number.

How this formula work

For instance, here is a list of date stored in cell B3:B5 needed to calculate the remaining days in the corresponding year, in cell C3, please use below formula:


Press Enter key to get the result in a date format.
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Then format the result as general format by clicking Home > Number Format drop-down list and choosing General.
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Then drag the auto fill handle to the cells you want to apply this formula if you need.


YEAR function: The YEAR function gets the year of a date.

DATE function: DATE function creates a date with given year, month, and day.

Here the formula

=12/31/2019-11/23/2019 (get the difference between two dates)

Relative Formulas

Relative Functions

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