As A Canadian corporation I have an USD investment account which i use to day trade. Should my losses be entered in the capital gains section or foreign income section.

If i report my losses in the foreign income section does that go to offset my income for the year? If my total is a loss for the year does that get carried over to subsequent years?

If i report my losses in the capital gains section does that loss get carried over to subsequent years?



A foreign loss will still impact the current year and any loss's from the current year will be carried over to the following years.  Depending on the type of loss example capital loss or non capital loss, it could be claimed on a future gain in order to reduce the income tax payable.  If the loss is from a foreign source I would say include the information in the foreign section.

Was this answer helpful? Yes No
Default user avatars original

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to TurboTax AnswerXchange for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach:

Do you still have a question?

Ask your question to the community. Most questions get a response in about a day.

Post your question to the community