3.3.11 Deficits carried forward from previous years
Applies to the income year 2017
This item shows your unutilised deficit from last year's tax assessment. The amount will normally be pre-filled, so you should check that everything is correct.
Does this item concern me?
This item concerns everyone who has an unutilised deficit from last year's tax assessment.
Deductions which cannot give or increase a deficit:
The deficit may lapse if:
- It originates from the cessation of business in 2005 or earlier. This is due to the ten-year deadline that applied at that time.
- You have had debt remitted through debt settlement or insolvency proceedings
- You have transferred a deficit to previous years in connection with the winding-up of a business.
How do I enter this in my tax return?
The item will normally be pre-filled with the amount from last year's tax assessment, so you should check that everything is correct.
You must check it against last year's tax settlement.
You do not need to send us any documentation concerning this, but you must be able to present it upon request.