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Are orthodontist expenses tax deductible?

Posted 19 April 2017

Can I claim tax on an orthodontist expense for my child's braces? They are not covered by medical aid.

Minimizing tax liability

Posted 13 April 2017

At the end of the current tax year my taxable income will exceed R1.5 million largely due to income from an employee share option scheme. My income comprises salary only. And from the normal statutory deductions I contribute to a retirement fund and retirement annuity. Apart from maximizing my contribution to retirement funds, how else could I reduce my tax liability?

Splitting medical aid contribution on a tax return

Posted 4 April 2017

I'm the main member on our medical aid and the R3500.00 contribution gets deducted from my account. However, my husband reimburses me for his half (R1750.00) and essentially we each pay for our own medical aid. To what extent can we each list a medical aid contribution of R1750.00 on our tax return?

Medical expenses claimable without belonging to medical aid

Posted 20 March 2017

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

Posted 28 February 2017

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

Posted 24 February 2017

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

Posted 17 February 2017

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?

Posted 17 February 2017

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?

Posted 14 February 2017

What are operational assets for a digital marketing company?

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

Posted 8 February 2017

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

When do I declare interest income?

Posted 3 February 2017

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

Posted 3 February 2017

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

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?
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