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  • IT5 Net financial investment loss 2019

    This question is about the net loss from any financial investments you owned.

    Did you receive income from, or claim deductions for, shares or investments in managed investment schemes?

    Did you receive income from, or claim deductions for:

    • shares in a company
    • an investment in a managed investment scheme, including a forestry managed investment scheme
    • rights or options for shares or managed investment schemes
    • distributions from a partnership that included income or losses from an investment listed above
    • any investment that is of a similar nature to those listed above?

    No

    Write 0 at X item IT5, then go to question IT6 Net rental property loss, or return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2019.

    Yes

    Read on.

    The loss you show at this item is the amount by which your deductions relating to your financial investments exceed your income from those investments.

    When calculating your net financial investment loss, do not include interest from your everyday transaction accounts.

    Managed investment schemes

    The investment manager will be able to tell you whether your investment is a managed investment scheme. Managed investment schemes include:

    • cash management trusts
    • property trusts
    • Australian equity (share) trusts
    • agricultural schemes (which include horticultural, aquaculture and commercial horse breeding schemes).

    Investments that are not managed investment schemes include:

    • regulated superannuation funds
    • approved deposit funds
    • debentures issued by a body corporate
    • franchises
    • schemes operated by an Australian bank in the ordinary course of banking business (such as term deposits).

    Deductions

    Deductions you can claim for an investment include expenses you pay to:

    • borrow money to purchase an investment
    • manage your investments
    • obtain advice about changes in the mix of your investments.

    Completing your tax return

    Complete worksheet 1a and 1b below.

    If you are a partner in one or more partnerships, add up your share of all net financial investment income and deduct your share of all net losses from the partnerships' financial investments. The statement of distribution from each partnership should show these amounts. Write the total at row q.

    Worksheet 1a

    Row

    Financial investment income

    Amount

    a

    Dividends from Australian shares from item 11 – Unfranked amount

    $

    b

    Dividends from Australian shares from item 11 – Franked amount

    $

    c

    Dividends from Australian shares from item 11 – Franking credit

    $

    d

    Managed investment scheme income included at U item 13

    $

    e

    Share of franked distributions and franking credits from managed investment scheme included at C item 13

    $

    f

    Dividend income or managed investment scheme income from foreign companies included at M item 20

    $

    g

    Australian franking credits from a New Zealand franking company from F item 20

    $

    h

    Forestry managed investment scheme income from A item 23

    $

    i

    Any other assessable income from a financial investment

    $

    j

    Add all amounts from rows a to i.

    $

    Worksheet 1b

    Row

    Financial investment deductions

    Amount

    k

    Dividend deductions from Australian shares included at item D8

    $

    l

    Managed investment scheme deductions included at Y item 13 and H item D8

    $

    m

    Forestry managed investment scheme deductions from F item D14

    $

    n

    Any other deductions attributable to a financial investment including debt deductions at J item D15

    $

    o

    Add all amounts from rows k to n.

    $

    p

    Take row o away from row j. Show a loss as a negative.

    $

    q

    Total partnerships investment net income or loss. Show a loss as a negative.

    $

    r

    Add rows p and q.

    $

    If the amount at row r is negative, write this amount at X item IT5. Otherwise write 0 at X.

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      Last modified: 30 May 2019QC 58069