# Issue

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I saw the module fiscalyear and I read some similar questions:

Get fiscal year based on current timestamp-python

However, I am still unable to get the right answer.

My aim is to return the fiscal year based on the month that we are currently in as an integer.

``````import fiscalyear
import datetime

fiscalyear.START_MONTH = 6
cur_y = fiscalyear.FiscalYear(datetime.datetime.now().year)

print(cur_y)

>> FY2022

# Today is 18th September 2022, it should return FY2023

``````

How can I return the actual fiscal year as an integer if the fiscal year starts in June?

So, June 2022-May 2023 is actually Fiscal Year 2023.

``````2023

``````

# Solution

My knowledge in the fiscal area is somewhere close to 0, but according to [ReadTheDocs]: fiscalyear Documentation:

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

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

So, FiscalYear isn’t to be used with dates, but FiscalDateTime (or its simpler sibling: FiscalDate) instead.

``````>>> import fiscalyear
>>> fiscalyear.START_MONTH = 7
>>>
>>> cur_y = fiscalyear.FiscalYear(datetime.datetime.now().year)
>>> cur_y.start.date()
datetime.date(2018, 7, 1)
>>> cur_y.end.date()
datetime.date(2019, 6, 30)
>>>
>>> cur_dt = fiscalyear.FiscalDate(2019, 2, 19)  # Current date (at answer time)
>>> cur_dt.fiscal_year
2019
>>>
>>> jul_dt = fiscalyear.FiscalDate(2019, 7, 19)  # A date past July 1st (when the fiscal year should change)
>>> jul_dt.fiscal_year
2020
``````

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