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Excel Formula: Get Same Date Last Year or Next Year

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In this tutorial, it provides two formulas to separately get the same date last year and next year based on the given date in Excel.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula

Get same date last year


Get same date next year


Syntaxt and arguments

Date: the cell reference or a date enclosed in double quotation marks that used to get the same date last year or next year.

Return value

The formula returns a serial number that represents the date.


If the argument date is not a numeric value or the date is earlier than 1/1/1900, the formula returns an error value #VALUE!.

How this formula works

To get the same dates last year separately based on the dates in list B3:B5, please use below formula:

Before using the formula, please format the cells as date format firstly.

Select the cells will place the results, click Home tab and choose Short Date or Long Date from the drop-down menu of Number Format.
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Then type formula:




Press Enter key and drag auto fill handle down to cell D5 to get the same dates last year.
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To get the same date next year




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EDATE function: to get the date based on the adding number of months.

Relative Formulas

Relative Functions

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