Partnership losses

Although the partnership can have a loss, the loss carry-over rules apply to each partner and not to the partnership.

For example, when you complete your own income tax return, combine your share of the partnership non-capital losses with any other non-capital losses you have in the year. Apply this amount against your income.

The loss carry-forward period is 20 years for non-capital losses, farming or fishing losses, restricted farming or fishing losses, and life insurer's Canadian life investment losses incurred.

For information about the loss carry-forward period for non-capital losses, go to Line 25200 – Non-capital losses of other years

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