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Offsetting capital loss against income?

Discussion in 'Accounting, Tax & Legal' started by jrc77, 20th Feb, 2009.

  1. jrc77

    jrc77 Well-Known Member

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    I have managed funds held in my own name and have a large capital loss due to the start of the markets at the moment that I could realize. Can this capital loss be offset against my income or only future capital gains?

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    JR
     
  2. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    You can only offset a capital loss against a capital gain. Sorry...
     
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  3. dudek

    dudek Well-Known Member

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    Is there any time limit eg. 3 or 5 years
     
  4. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm aware you can carry the loss forward indefinitely. But I'd suggest you confirm with your accountant.

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    ATO Website

    There is no time limit on how long you can carry over the net capital losses.