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I have recently given up working so Trading is my only form of income. Is it possible to offset trading losses over the past 8 years to any future profits before paying tax? Also would it be advisable to set up a Hybrid Trust to distribute funds to beneficiaries?
I am about to lodge my income tax return but heard that I may not be entitled to claim the imputation credits on my dividends as I bought and sold the shares during the 7 days around the ex-dividend date. Could you please clarify if that is the case?

Claiming share losses

Dec 05, 2011

I am retired and lost $10,000 in trading last year. Can I claim this as a tax deduction?

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I am now retired and have started trading FX from my home in Brisbane (Australia), I also own a small parcel of blue chip shares - would I be classified as a trader or an investor?
I work full time and supplement my income trading stock CFDs. So far in this financial year to date I have made around $20,000 how do I deal with this on my tax return?
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