Carry forward of speculation business losses against income

Carry forward of speculation business losses against income

Section 58 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 has allowed a person, who sustained a loss for a tax year, to carry forward of speculation business losses against income.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.  

Following is the text of Section 58 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

58. Carry forward of speculation business losses.—(1) Where a person sustains a loss for a tax year in respect of a speculation business carried on by the person (hereinafter referred to as a “speculation loss”), the loss shall be set off only against the income of the person from any other speculation business of the person chargeable to tax for that year.

(2) If a speculation loss sustained by a person for a tax year is not wholly set off under sub-section (1), then the amount of the loss not set off shall be carried forward to the following tax year and applied against the income of any speculation business of the person in that year and applied as specified in sub-section (1) in that year, and so on, but no speculation loss shall be carried forward to more than six tax years immediately succeeding the tax year for which the loss was first computed.

(3) Where a person has a loss carried forward under this section for more than one tax year, the loss of the earliest tax year shall be set off first.

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