Income Tax Act 2007 Explanatory Notes

Section 83: Carry forward against subsequent trade profits

293.This section provides carry-forward relief for trade losses. It is based on section 385(1) of ICTA and section 72(8) of FA 1991.

294.A person who makes a trading loss in a tax year may claim to carry it forward, to the extent that relief has not been given for it under any other provision.

295.The carry-forward trade loss can only be deducted from profits of the trade in which the loss arose. And a carry-forward trade loss must be deducted from the trading profits of a future tax year before those profits can be reduced by way of any other loss relief.

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