Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 (Number 39 of 1997)
382 Right to carry forward losses to future years.
[ITA67 s309(1) and (2); FA96 s132(2) and Sch5 PtII; FA97 s146(1) and Sch9 PtI par1(21)]
(1) Where, in any trade or profession carried on by a person, either solely or in partnership, such person has sustained a loss (to be computed in the like manner as profits or gains under the provisions of the Income Tax Acts applicable to Cases I and II of Schedule D) in respect of which relief has not been wholly given under section 381 or under any other provision of the Income Tax Acts, such person may claim that any portion of the loss for which relief has not been so given shall be carried forward and, in so far as may be, deducted from or set off against the amount of profits or gains on which such person is assessed under Schedule D in respect of that trade or profession for any subsequent year of assessment, except that, if and in so far as relief in respect of any loss has been given to any person under this section, that person shall not be entitled to claim relief in respect of that loss under any other provision of the Income Tax Acts.
(2) Any relief under this section shall be given as far as possible from the assessment for the first subsequent year of assessment and, in so far as it cannot be so given, from the assessment for the next year of assessment and so on.