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If you have a tax debt written off, losses carried forward will be extinguished at the same time as the write-off.

This is so you do not benefit twice by:

  • having the debt written-off
  • still being able to carry forward losses to future years.

How extinguishing losses work

Losses are extinguished in the following order:

  • tax losses
  • excess imputation credits.

These are extinguished in proportion to the amount of debt written off.

Adjusted carried forward balances

We will send confirmation of your adjusted carried forward balances when the write off occurs. Please keep this information and include the new details in your income tax return.

If you file in myIR or Gateway services, the adjusted balances will be pre-populated.

Last updated: 08 Dec 2022
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