Medical Posts in Tax Q&A

Is dental insurance tax deductible



Is dental risk insurance a tax deductible

Can I claim medical aid payments if my husband is the primary member?



Can I claim on my medical aid payments as a deduction being self employed when my husband is the primary member? The payments cover both of us. Lastly we have a life insurance policy which includes disability and dreaded disease. Can I deduct this payment or a portion of it?

Employed by a foreign company, and need to pay over my own tax, how much will it be?



I've recently become a contractor to an overseas company, I've been informed, that I have to pay my own income tax. I send them invoices. My monthly invoice fluctuates between 22000 and 30000 as I get paid on a daily basis. I don't get an IRP5, and I pay my own medical and recently setup my own RA contribution. I need to pay my tax. When and how much do I need to pay. I've been a contractor for them from January 2015 to now May 2016

Can I deduct salaries I pay from my unrelated salary for income tax purposes?



Hi, I have a quick question, I am a permanent employee of a company and earn a monthly salary from which I pay medical, pension and pension fund, all deducted straight from my salary. I in turn have two people employed by me on a permanent casual basis, they are paid roughly R2500 each per month, could I get a tax deductions for this?

Am I able to claim additional medical expenses?



Hello - I am 52 years old - I have a medical aid - a discovery coastal saver - essentially a hospital plan with a portion of my my premiums going into a savings account every month. I understand that I get a rebate based on my premiums paid. I am trying to understand what constitutes a qualifying medical expense. If money is taken form my medical savings account (which is effectively my money) do these expenses count as "qualifying" - my accountant has told me that only if I spend more than a c...

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Medical aid gap cover



What about medical aid gap cover, can I add this to my total for the tax year? I. E. Adding it to the total of what I paid for during the tax year on my medical aid.

Medical aid cover in relation to out of pocket medical expenses



Is it more beneficial to have a medical aid that covers less so your medical expenses (not covered by the medical aid) that qualifies for a tax return would be more therefore your tax return would be more?

Can i claim back Transfer duty?



I recently purchased a property for residential use. The conveyancers submitted a Transfer Duty to SARS and the transfer fees equated to R12600. I normally get an IRP5 and medical aid forms from my company and submit my income tax when season opens. My question is what do I do with the transfer duty declaration for SARS issued me to be considered and is there any way of getting any refund on this transfer fees.

PAYE vs Provisional tax for a member of a CC



I am a member of a CC and have 80% interest in the company. I run the operations of the company and have been paying myself salary. The company never registered for PAYE as I was paying provisional tax and I was the only one earning a salary. Now the company is hiring more people and we have registered for PAYE/UIF. DO I carry on submitting provisional tax instead of PAYE or do I cancel Provisional tax and start paying PAYE. If I don't register for PAYE, what can the company provide me with to p...

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2014 Tax Deductions Not Claimed



A few years ago (in 2013) when I submitted my tax returns I omitted to claim for a large amount of medical expenditure. Can I rectify this situation, or, is it too late?

International transfers and disability income taxed in the UK



I am living abroad and get a disability income from Discovery Life every month paid into my South African account. If I want to transfer the money over a UK bank account, how do I do it? Also, are there tax implications in the UK then as well as South Africa when bringing it in?

Can I claim for medical expenses?



Went on early pension at age 55 December 2014 after working for 27 years at the Goverment. Receive every month a pension amount. Can I still claim medical costs paid by me.

Medical deductions



I am not the policy holder or on the policy as the dependent, however I pay for the contributions in full from my bank account. It is my parents medical aid policy. Can I claim from SARS for this expenditure? If yes, what information would I need to support this claim from SARS?

tax refund and deductions



Hi I have never submitted anything for tax so need to find out if there is something to claim I've been full time employed from 2007 and never submitted anything should I have done and what is the procedures, I do pay tax on my payslip and pay half of my medical fund?

How much will my tax refund be?



Joe turned 65 in June 2015. He earned R240 000. 00 during tax year, and there was no other deductions from salary. He contributed R6 000. 00 during the year to private medical aid. And R30 000. 00 of other medical expenses. What is the amount he can claim on his tax return.?

How to treat NHS contributions made in UK on my SA tax return



I was employed in the UK for 3 months during the 2016 tax year and had to tax return to SA for personal reasons. I do meet the physical presence tests for purposes of being taxed in SA on my income received in the UK. But, my question is whether I can take the NHS contributions made in the UK as an additional foreign tax credit against my taxable income when doing my 2016 SARS tax return? Both tax and NHS amounts were deducted from my UK salary but I haven't been able to claim back anything from...

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Does SARS pay interest on refunds due?



Interest payable on refunds:

I objected against admin penalties incorrectly charged and I am due a refund of R18,000
I objected against a incorrect tax assessment medical expenses not allowed refund of R9,261
I overpaid assessed tax by R7,000

Will SARS pay interest on these amounts owing to me? The admin penalties was initially taken from a refund due to me so they had already been paid.

deductions on salary increase



My company would like to offer me an increase. I have the choice of a straight bump-up or I can choose if there are specific benefits I would like that will have a benefit for me (additional money in pocket) and that will be beneficial for them (perhaps less tax they need to pay). I earn a straight salary without any travel allowance or any other benefits that is deducted. Please advise on what would be the best for me and for them?

Independant Contractor - deductions



Can I, as an independant contractor, pay my unemployed spouse a minimum wage salary and deduct this from my monthly taxable income? I do have a payrol service provider and get issued a payslip with my income, travel allowence, UIF, medical aid and Tax after the deductions from them on a monthly basis.

Medical deduction



I paid for the medical fees when my girlfriend gave birth to our son, I'd like to know if a can claim it back form SARS. She doesnt belong to a medical aid

Medical expenses on chronic medication



Are payments by Medical Aid Funds for medical expenses incurred ( eg. Chronic medication) on behalf of a member treated as qualified medical expenses

PAYE due on my salary



I'd just like to know if the correct amount of tax is being deducted from my salary monthly. My gross salary is R45900
My employer pays my full medical aid contribution of R7254
I contribute from my salary towards a provident fund, an amount of R2754

Could you please advise how much of tax I should be paying monthly?

Thank you

Full time salaried employee or Independent Contractor?



I work part time ad hoc shifts as a doctor at a private hospital, where I am paid an hourly rate and my hours of work are between 0 and 30 a week. In terms of tax deductions (specifically MPS - medical malpractice insurance, travel expenses, training course fees); would my work be classified "full time salaried work"?

I understand this is important in terms of which items one can claim back.

How to reflect the employer medical aid subsidy



Kindly advise if I have a medical aid and it is paid from my salary by my employer, whether the employer subsidy can be added with the medical tax credits under code 4116?

Spiritual Counseling outside of medical aid



As a Spiritual Counselor who has a BA in Counselling, but who is not registered as a health care professional with medical aids, as it is more a spiritual than medical. I have clients who would like to know if they can add my receipts to their tax claims at the end of the year. When the Spiritual Counselling was removed from the medical claims alot of clients do not want to go to conventional psychologists, but prefer continuing with me. Can they claim from SARS like their fuel log books? Is there a way so that clients can claim tax returns? ...

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