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Can one offset interest income against capital losses from current or previous years?

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Jan 20, 2017
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Can one offset interest income against capital losses from current or previous years?

I have over $5K capital losses incurred few years ago. Since then every year I end up paying tax on small interest I earn from banks like Tangerine.
Is it possible to offset the earned interest amount against capital losses? If yes, How?
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Aug 2, 2001
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No.

Generally, if you had an allowable capital loss in a year, you have to apply it against your taxable capital gain for that year. If you still have a loss, it becomes part of the computation of your net capital loss for the year. You can use a net capital loss to reduce your taxable capital gain in any of the 3 preceding years or in any future year.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency ... -loss.html

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