From the ATO

Tax Losses

Before you claim a tax loss, make sure you have correctly claimed expenses that you are entitled to. Overclaiming expenses can put your business in an incorrect tax loss situation.

Keeping accurate and complete records will help you keep track of your tax losses. It can help you avoid incorrectly carrying back a tax loss or carrying forward tax losses to deduct in future years.

If your business makes a tax loss in the current year, you can generally carry forward that loss and claim a deduction for your business in a future year (subject to satisfying either the continuity of ownership or the business continuity test).

Read our complete April 2022 TaxWise Business Newsletter here.


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