Eligible companies have a 12-month extension to claim a loss carry-back tax offset in the 2023 income year.
As announced in the 2020/2021 Federal Budget, legislation has now passed to allow eligible corporate entities (i.e., with, amongst other things, an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion) a 12-month extension to claim a loss carry-back tax offset in the 2023 income year.
The temporary loss carry-back rules were initially implemented in 2020 to promote economic recovery by providing cash flow support to previously profitable companies that fell into a tax loss position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The law allows eligible companies to carry-back tax losses from 2020, 2021, 2022 and now the 2023 income year to previously-taxed profits in the 2019 or later income years.
A company that does not elect to carry back losses under this temporary (yet extended) measure is still eligible to carry losses forward as usual.
If you would like to know more about the loss carry-back measure and how it may impact your tax or business planning, please contact our team on 03 9708 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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