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Utilities for managing the fiscal calendar

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fiscalyear is a small, lightweight Python module providing helpful utilities for managing the fiscal calendar. It is designed as an extension of the built-in datetime and calendar modules, adding the ability to query the fiscal year and fiscal quarter of a date or datetime object.

Basic Usage

fiscalyear provides several useful classes.


The FiscalYear class provides an object for storing information about the start and end of a particular fiscal year.

>>> from fiscalyear import *
>>> a = FiscalYear(2017)
>>> a.start
FiscalDateTime(2016, 10, 1, 0, 0)
>>> a.end
FiscalDateTime(2017, 9, 30, 23, 59, 59)


The FiscalYear class also allows you to query information about a specific quarter.

>>> a.q3.start
FiscalDateTime(2017, 4, 1, 0, 0)
>>> a.q3.end
FiscalDateTime(2017, 6, 30, 23, 59, 59)

These objects represent the standalone FiscalQuarter class.

>>> b = FiscalQuarter(2017, 3)
>>> b.start
FiscalDateTime(2017, 4, 1, 0, 0)
>>> b.end
FiscalDateTime(2017, 6, 30, 23, 59, 59)
>>> a.q3 == b
>>> b in a


The start and end of each quarter are stored as instances of the FiscalDateTime class. This class provides all of the same features as the datetime class, with the addition of the ability to query the fiscal year and quarter.

>>> c =
>>> c
FiscalDateTime(2017, 4, 8, 20, 30, 31, 105323)
>>> c.fiscal_year
>>> c.quarter
>>> c.next_quarter
FiscalQuarter(2017, 4)


If you don’t care about the time component of the FiscalDateTime class, the FiscalDate class is right for you.

>>> d =
>>> d
FiscalDate(2017, 4, 8)
>>> d.fiscal_year
>>> d.prev_fiscal_year


fiscalyear has no dependencies, making it simple and easy to install. The recommended way to install fiscalyear is with pip.

$ pip install fiscalyear

For alternate installation methods, see the Installation Documentation.


Documentation is hosted on Read the Docs.

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