How to determine one year from now in Javascript-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m trying to get one year from now’s date, and it’s not working.


var now = new Date();

var oneYr = new Date();
oneYr.setYear(now.getYear() + 1);

var oneMonth = new Date();
oneMonth.setMonth(now.getMonth() + 1);


one mo. = Thu Dec 22 112 15:16:01 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

one yr. = Sun Jan 22 2012 15:16:01 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

The year has Dec 22 112 – ?? The month is correctly displaying Jan 22 2012.

If you want to tinker with it,,html,live. This is in Chrome and Firefox.


How to solve:

You should use getFullYear() instead of getYear(). getYear() returns the actual year minus 1900 (and so is fairly useless).

Thus a date marking exactly one year from the present moment would be:

var oneYearFromNow = new Date();
oneYearFromNow.setFullYear(oneYearFromNow.getFullYear() + 1);

Note that the date will be adjusted if you do that on February 29.

Similarly, you can get a date that’s a month from now via getMonth() and setMonth(). You don’t have to worry about “rolling over” from the current year into the next year if you do it in December; the date will be adjusted automatically. Same goes for day-of-month via getDate() and setDate().


This will create a Date exactly one year in the future with just one line. First we get the fullYear from a new Date, increment it, set that as the year of a new Date. You might think we’d be done there, but if we stopped it would return a timestamp, not a Date object so we wrap the whole thing in a Date constructor.

new Date(new Date().setFullYear(new Date().getFullYear() + 1))


As setYear() is deprecated, correct variant is:

// plus 1 year
new Date().setFullYear(new Date().getFullYear() + 1)
// plus 1 month
new Date().setMonth(new Date().getMonth() + 1)
// plus 1 day
new Date().setDate(new Date().getDate() + 1)

All examples return Unix timestamp, if you want to get Date object – just wrap it with another new Date(...)


Using some of the answers on this page and here,
I came up with my own answer as none of these answers fully solved it for me.

Here is crux of it

var startDate = "27 Apr 2017";
var numOfYears = 1;
var expireDate = new Date(startDate);
expireDate.setFullYear(expireDate.getFullYear() + numOfYears);
expireDate.setDate(expireDate.getDate() -1);

And here a a JSFiddle that has a working example:


Use this:

var startDate = new Date();
    startDate.setFullYear(startDate.getFullYear() - 1);


Use setFullyear as others have posted but be aware this returns a timestamp value not a date object. It is also a good candidate imho to add functionality via the prototype. This leads us to the following pattern:

Date.prototype.addYears = function(n) {
    var now = new Date();
    return new Date(now.setFullYear(now.getFullYear() + n));

console.log('Year from now is', new Date().addYears(1));


In very simple way. use this code.

// define function 
function nextYearDate(date1) {
    var date2 = new Date(date1);
    var date3 = date2.setDate(date2.getDate() - 1);
    var date = new Date(date3);
    var day = date.getDate();
    var month = date.getMonth()+1;
    var year = date.getFullYear()+1;
    var newdate = year + '-' + (month < 10 ? '0' : '') + month + '-' + (day < 10 ? '0' : '') + day;
// call function.
<input type="date" name="current_date" id="current_date" value="" onblur="nextYearDate(this.value);" />

<input type="date" name="next_date" id="next_date" value="" onblur="nextYearDate(this.value);" />

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