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I needed to get a loan out to pay a tax debt, I believe the interest on this loan is deductable

Accountant's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Victoria

Accountant's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Dont believe so

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Yes I am currently working overseas and I am not liable to pay Australian tax. Does this effect my ability to claim the interest as a deduction?

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What country does your question pertain to regarding deducting the interest on a loan to pay tax debt?

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Australia
Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 6 months ago

Thank you. Give me a few moments.

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Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 6 months ago

Unfortunately, a deduction is not allowable under either section 8-1 or section 25-5 of the ITAA 1997 for interest incurred by an individual taxpayer on a loan taken out in order to pay a tax debt.

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