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I received a notice yesterday as concerning my county taxes. It noted that they are due by February 29, 2020.

This reminded me that 2020 is a leap year.

I think many people assume that all years divisible by four are leap years.
And that is true--usually.

But there is an exception: Years divisible by 100 are not leap years.

Well then, why was the year 2000 a leap year?

Actually, there is an exception to the exception: Years divisible by 400 (even though they are, by definition, also divisible by 100) are leap years.

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I received a notice yesterday as concerning my county taxes. It noted that they are due by February 29, 2020.

This reminded me that 2020 is a leap year.

I think many people assume that all years divisible by four are leap years.
And that is true--usually.

But there is an exception: Years divisible by 100 are not leap years.

Well then, why was the year 2000 a leap year?

Actually, there is an exception to the exception: Years divisible by 400 (even though they are, by definition, also divisible by 100) are leap years.

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What is the rule for 53 week fiscal years?
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What is the rule for 53 week fiscal years?
I have no idea.

But the extra "week" would amount to only one day (or two days during leap years).
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