up to the years/until two years later

Discussion in 'English Only' started by tsiyaku, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. tsiyaku Senior Member

    Hello everyone,
    We may alter an assessment up to two years after tax became due.
    This sentence is from the webpage below and I have a little difficulty understanding what is meant in this sentence by up to two years.

    I think it can be rewritten like "We may alter an assessment after taz became due until two years later" .
    Am I wrong or right?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. MuttQuad

    MuttQuad Senior Member

    New York, NY
    English - AmE
    The first version is clearer, when you recognize that the expression "up to (time)" is vry commonly used. It means any time now until (time period) has ended.
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  3. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English
    We may alter an assessment for a period of two years after the tax became due. Once that two-year period has elapsed, the assessment can no longer be altered.

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