year-to-date net income definition

A company's net income from the start of the current accounting year until a specified date. For example, the year-to-date net income at May 31, 2020 for a calendar year company is the net income from January 1, 2020 until May 31, 2020. For a company with a fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019 the year-to-date net income at May 31, 2020 is the net income for the 11-month period from July 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.