Section 32-5 does not stop you deducting a loss or outgoing to the extent that you incur it in respect of providing
entertainment by way of
But this exception does not apply to the extent that the taxable value of the
fringe benefit is reduced under section 63A of the
Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986.
You may be able to deduct losses or outgoings that are fringe benefits under section
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
. If you do, then you cannot deduct them under section
(about general deductions) and so this section is not relevant.
There are other exceptions for a loss or outgoing you incur in providing a benefit that would be a fringe benefit if it were not an exempt benefit: see items 1.6 and 1.7 of the table in section 32-30.