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Peru establishes carryforward rule for losses incurred during fiscal year 2020 — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

On 8 May 2020, Peru’s Executive Power issued Legislative Decree 1481, which establishes a special rule for carrying forward losses incurred during fiscal year 2020. The legislative decree responds to the COVID-19 crisis.

Generally, a Peruvian company may carry losses forward in one of two ways:

  • System A: Losses incurred in a year may be carried forward to offset 100% of profits obtained in the following four years, beginning with the year following the year in which the losses are reported.
  • System B: Losses incurred in a year may be carried forward indefinitely to offset 50% of profits in future years.

According to Legislative Decree 1481, companies that opt for System A may carry losses incurred in tax year 2020 forward for five years instead of four, counted from tax year 2021.

Legislative Decree 1481 will go into effect on 9 May 2020.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young Asesores S.C.R.L, Lima
  • Roberto Cores |
  • Ramón Bueno-Tizón |
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York
  • Ana Mingramm |
  • Enrique Perez Grovas |
  • Pablo Wejcman |
Ernst & Young Abogados, Latin America Business Center, Madrid
  • Jaime Vargas |
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London
  • Lourdes Libreros |
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific
  • Raul Moreno, Tokyo |
  • Luis Coronado, Singapore |