Cut off period

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Cutoff period is a term in finance. In capital budgeting, it is the period (usually in years) below which a project's payback period must fall in order to accept the project. Generally it is the time period in which a project gives its investment back if a project fails to do so the project will be rejected.

For example a project has the following inflows years Inflows respectively 1 100,000 2 150,000 3 200,000

If the project's payback is 2 years having an outflow of 250,000 the cut off period must be 2 years otherwise the project will be rejected.