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Deductions, or tax losses from earlier income years

Last updated 25 July 2016

Based on the information available in your return and if you uploaded your deductions from our myDeductions tool, myTax will automatically display some deductions.

The following deductions are automatically displayed

If you have salary or wage income


If you have a foreign pension or annuity


Always displayed


Deductions you will need to select if they are relevant to you

Tax losses from earlier income years

If you wish to claim tax losses from earlier income years, you will need to select this item.

myDeductions tool

If you have used our ATO app's myDeductions tool to record your deductions throughout the year, you can upload them to the ATO and we can then pre-fill your tax return.

To upload your deductions to the ATO:

  1. Open the ATO app
  2. Navigate to the myDeductions tool
  3. Select 'Back up and upload'
  4. Use your myGov login information to complete the upload process.

If you have completed the upload process after starting your myTax return, select Get my deductions on the Personalise screen to pre-fill your return with the recorded deductions.

For more information, see myDeductions - FAQs.