Keep all original documents to claim ABIL
If CRA (the Canadian Income Tax Department) has challenged any Canadian income tax returns that you have filed, be sure that you keep all original documents related to the year being challenged until the matter is finally settled. In order to claim a Canadian income tax deduction for an allowable business investment loss (ABIL) for money lent to a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC), the debt must have been established to have gone bad at the end of the year.
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