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Medical expenses claimable without belonging to medical aid



SARS refuses to deduct my medical expenses (medical doctor prescriptions and formal medical procedures), if I didn't belong to any medical aid scheme. Just to add onto that, I paid all my medical costs myself.

Hospital Plan Rebates



Can I claim medical rebates if I'm on a hospital plan only and not a full medical aid? SARS directly advised me that I cannot.

Do I need to file a tax return with R260 000



I am unemployed but earn interest income ( approximately R260 000 annually)from fixed term deposits
I am under 65 and contribute to medical aid and retirement annuity
Do I need to file a tax return

Who can claim additional medical tax credit for their children



My husband pays the medical aid for himself and me his wife and 2 children and he claims the tax credit back for this. There is no point in him claiming additional medical tax credit for other medical out of pocket expenses as he earns too much to qualify for this. I however earn much less. Can I on my tax return claim additional medical tax credit for any medical out of pocket expenses for myself and my 2 children.

SARS correction still possible?



I submitted an income tax return as farming sole prop for 2016. SARS requested supporting documentation and then I uploaded an income statement. I then received an Operations Audit letter from SARS asking to furnish them with the reason of farming income loss. The letter was emailed and does not appear on SARS eFiling. On SARS eFiling they sent a new letter the same as the old one requesting supporting documentation and the generic letter that says if you dont agree re-look at your tax return. I...

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What are operational assets for a digital marketing company?



What are operational assets for a digital marketing company?

Can I claim for medical aid if I didnt pay for it?



My son is on my ex husband's medical aid, can I claim the contributions on my return?

When do I declare interest income?



I earn interest on my medical aid savings, do I declare it to SARS the day I leave the medical aid or at the end of the year I earned it?

Claim for out of pocket expenses



I dont have a medical aid but I need to see a physio every week after being in a car accident last year. Cam I claim this expense on my tax return?

Medical aid contribution



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



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



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

Do I qualify for a medical tax credit?



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

Change of details after been audited



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?



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



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?



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?



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

Can I submit old returns with TaxTim's help?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?
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