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Medical aid contribution

Posted 2 February 2017

I pay my medical aid via my employer but they dont help me with the contribution. They do give me a medical tax credit every month, is this the right way to do it or should my medical aid only show on my tax return?

Foreign medical aid

Posted 31 January 2017

I'm a French citizen, resident with work permit. I pay a Medical Aid in France, for me and 3 other persons. Can I get a deduction?

Tax certificate for 2016

Posted 27 January 2017

I need my 2016 medical tax certificate please, can you help?

Do I qualify for a medical tax credit?

Posted 26 January 2017

Do I still qualify for a medical tax credit if I am on my mother's medical aid?

Change of details after been audited

Posted 23 January 2017

I have submitted my return and my medical aid which I pay for my wife and child was disallowed. After carefully looking into the notes I found that I had incorrectly stated on my IRP that I am married out of community of property instead of in community of property. Please can you advise me on how to change this as I have already been audited and I cannot request a correction?

Claim for nursing home?

Posted 23 January 2017

I pay the nursing home my old aged father stays at, can I claim this expense on my return as he is my dependent on my medical aid?

Medical problems

Posted 20 January 2017

I forgot to claim my medical expense I had in 2015, can I just add this to my2016 medical expenses?

Does SARS allow anyone to claim medical deductions?

Posted 30 November 2016

My wife and I are married out of community of property and we are both normal salary earners. My wife is the primary medical aid member and pays the premiums from her account. She claims all our medical expenses with her tax return and usually get a significant amount back. Would it make sense to split the medical costs in half and each claim that on our tax returns? Or if one of us earns more than the other, who should be making the claims/be main member (especially if one of us falls marginall...

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Do the services supplied by a prosthodontist qualify as an additional medical expense?

Posted 25 November 2016

Do the services supplied by a prosthodontist qualify as an additional medical expense?

Can I submit old returns with TaxTim's help?

Posted 22 November 2016

Is there any way to fill in tax returns from 2011-2015? I have been able to successfully file for the 2016 tax period. For the period from 2011 to 2015 as was a salaried employee and had no other additional income. My income tax over the period was fully paid as my employer was responsible for paying this directly to SARS. Is it possible to file for previous years? Are there likely to be any penalties, and are is still possible to claim for previous deductions such as pension fund contributions ...

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Medical Aid contributions, am I due a refund?

Posted 7 November 2016

I am on the Government Medical Aid Fund (GEMS). My employer contributes a portion and I contribute as well. Both amounts go directly off my salary as a lump sum monthly. How does this affect my tax refund?

If I have been medically boarded and receive income protection benefit does this mean I am disabled?

Posted 4 October 2016

I was medically boarded at the end of 2015 but am covered by a Discovery Income Protector policy. Does that mean I am "disabled" for tax purposes?

Out of pocket expenses with no medical aid, can I claim?

Posted 29 September 2016

Can you claim for out of pocket medical expenses if i did not have a medical aid and will this decrease my tax liability?

I have medical expenses but no medical aid, can I claim?

Posted 24 September 2016

I don't have a medical aid can I still claim for medical expenses?

Can I claim the medical aid contirbutions I paid on behalf of my ex husband?

Posted 10 August 2016

I have been paying medical aid for my ex husband, do I insert that as contributions made by myself, as I did not include this in my last submission?

Can i split the amount on the medical tax certificate?

Posted 1 August 2016

My dad is retired, in November his medical aid stopped coming off his payslip, and he has to pay it out of his bank account. So my question is,On his IRP5 there is an amount under 4005 for medical aid deduction. But this is only till end October. So I want to know, do I put the rest of the medical aid amount that he paid out of his back account under 4040?

Do I pay tax on hospital plan payout after a hospital stay?

Posted 26 July 2016

Do I pay tax on hospital plan payout after stay in hospital?

How much tax must I pay annually if I'm a pensioner earning investment income only?

Posted 21 July 2016

I am 70 years old. IEarn R180,000 interest lumpsum annualy. I have a wife without any income.

Medical claim for dependent

Posted 17 July 2016

If the wife pays medical aid and he is a dependent can she claim on her tax return the out of pocket expenses for him

Tax on disability grant

Posted 17 July 2016

I earning disability I am not getting IRP5 how would I know how much I am owing SARS

Can I claim my monthly expenses, can I get a refund on monthly regular day-to-day expenses?

Posted 13 July 2016

I have properties jointly with my wife (Community of Property) and getting rents which covers all my payments towards my bonds, Rates & Taxes, Levies and Refuse accounts. Little extra amount is surplus. My question is: Should I need to pay Tax on my monthly Rental Income?

I pay for my Groceries, Fruit & Veg, Rents, Electricity, Gas, Domestic Maid, School Fees, Kids Sports Fees, Transportation, Petrol, Bank Charges, Personal Loan (Absa) Credit Card Fees & Financial Charges, Telkom & Vo...

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According to SARS criteria, I dont need to sumit ITR12. But do I still submit IRP6 twice yearly?

Posted 12 July 2016

I'm a provisional taxpayer. According to recent communications from SARS, I no longer need to submit ITR12 any more as I match all their criteria. My question is: Do I still need to submit the IRP6 twice yearly?

Medical expenses for children

Posted 11 July 2016

My children are on my ex husbands medical aid, but I am paying half of all their medical expenses in cash. Can I claim for it

What do I need to complete returns for the past 3 years

Posted 10 July 2016

What do I need at hand to complete tax returns for the past 3 years

TAX Return for Dental specialist?

Posted 7 July 2016

Hi, I had to take my son to a dental specialist to have a check up on his jaws and teeth for braces, but had to pay R1554, which medical aid does not cover. Can I claim tax back on it?
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