Declare at this question your total taxable income or loss.
How you complete it will depend on whether you completed question L1 Tax losses of earlier income years – label F or Z on page 4 in your tax return.
If the amount at Taxable income or loss in your tax return is a loss (if you printed L in the Loss box) then this may not be the amount you show as losses carried forward from earlier income years at question L1 in next year's tax return. Adjustments will have to be made to take into account any exempt income, deductions for gifts or donations (question D9) or personal superannuation contributions (question D12 on the supplementary section of your tax return). For more information, contact us.
Have you completed question L1 – label F or Z?
Go to No prior year losses.
To complete this question use the information below.
Transfer the amount you have shown at Subtotal on page 4 in your tax return to Taxable income or loss.
If the amount at Taxable income or loss is less than zero, print L in the Loss box at the right of the amount. Keep a record of this amount to work out your tax losses of earlier income years for next year.
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Add up the amounts at question L1 – label F and Z at and take the total away from the amount you have written at Subtotal.
Write the answer at Taxable income or loss in your tax return.
You cannot have a loss at Taxable income or loss if you had amounts at label F or Z. This is because label F and Z are losses of earlier income years that you are able to deduct from your 2022–23 net income.
- Go to question T1 Seniors and pensioners tax offset 2023.
- Return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2023.
- Go back to question L1 Tax losses of earlier income years 2023.