# Return Last Day of a Month in Excel

## Excel: Return Last Day of a Month/Obtain Last Day of any Given Month

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Excel: Return Last Day of a Month/Obtain Last Day of any Given Month

Excel is often used to work with Dates and it's well suited to do so. See how Excel stores dates & times . One common request is to use Excel to work out the last day of any given month, or date. For example, let's suppose A1 houses the date 23-Jun-2005 and you wish to have Excel reference this cell and return the date of the last day of the month Jun. The formula below will do this;

=DATE(YEAR(A1),MONTH(A1)+1,0)

Where, we are adding 1 month to the date in A1 (June becomes July) and using zero for the day which forces Excel to return the last day of the month before, i.e. July. Or, you can hard code the date as shown below

=DATE(YEAR("22-Jun-2005"),MONTH("22-Jun-2005")+1,0)

There is a slightly shorter method but it can only be used when/if the Analysis Toolpak is installed. That is, Tools>Add-ins and check Analysis Toolpak. Then you you can use the EOMONTH function as shown below

=EOMONTH(A1,0)

Or,

=EOMONTH("22-Jun-2005",0)

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