November 2011 Newsletter
Business tax losses under Tax Forum spotlight
The treatment of business tax losses will be reviewed by a business tax reform working group announced by the Treasurer at the Tax Forum held in October 2011. It is understood the first priority of the working group is to identify options for losses and how the Government would fund them. "We need to consider things like loss carry back, uplifting losses, and what happens to the value of losses when business change composition or ownership", said Treasurer Wayne Swan. It is expected that the working group will deliver its initial report in November 2011 and a final report to the Government by March 2012, before the next budget.