Asked in Taxes and Tax PreparationIncome TaxesTax Refunds
What do figures in parenthesis in a tax return form mean?
September 06, 2007 7:00PM
That is standard accounting and financial format to identify negative numbers. (It's much more visible than a little dash before a number, or, especially for things printed and then copied, seeing the proverbial "red ink", which is also used in some formats).