tax deduction

Interest deductibility after income-producing activity ceases

  An issue that sometimes arises for business owners is whether interest expenses incurred on borrowed funds used in a business remain deductible after the business’s income earning activities have ceased. As a general rule, in order for interest expenses to be deductible in the relevant income year, a taxpayer is generally required to demonstrate

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Business client tax loss deduction denials

  Business owner clients may need to be reminded that they should not get too creative if they’ve thought how handy it would be to absorb a business loss as a tax deduction — especially under certain circumstances as described below. The ATO has the discretion to disallow the deduction of a tax loss if,

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What types of legal expenses are tax deductible?

What types of legal expenses are tax deductible? When a legal expense is incurred in relation to the operation of a business to produce assessable income, it is generally allowable as a deduction. Exceptions are when the legal fee is capital, domestic or private in nature, if it is specifically excluded by another section of

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