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Doctor's fees deductible if not on medical aid?

Posted 19 July 2017

Good Day. During 2016/2017 my wife stayed with me before we got married. We both had doctors visits but I did not have a medical aid yet. Can the doctor's fees be deducted from my tax? She also got pregnant with my child and we had monthly check ups.

Old 2009/2010 efiling returns

Posted 17 July 2017


SARS say they upgraded their system and have now seen i did not file a tax return in 2009,2010 and have fined me for each year. Both years i was under the threshold but they are insisting i file these returns. I do not have the IRP5 anymore and the company no longer exists. They advised that I open the return on efiling and can then submit as it should have all the info, I have done this but there is no earning/medical aid information etc.
How do i resolve this now as both returns are now sitting open on efiling and i am getting fined R250 per month now that i do not resubmit....

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Claim on Pharmacy Bills

Posted 14 July 2017

I didn't keep my pharmacy receipts, may I still claim for these amounts? They do reflect on the my medical aid statement.

Submit a return with medical aid claims on

Posted 12 July 2017

I wanted to enquire approximately how much it would cost for me to do my Tax Returns?
Just an estimation.
It would be just for me. Straight forward Gross Salary plus medical aid. No other claims such as commission, mileage, petrol etc.

Edit an already submitted return

Posted 10 July 2017

I submitted my tax on the 03/07 and a couple of days after that I got a new
tax statement
from my medical aid stating that the previous one is incorrect.

This regards the amount that is an additional medical expense
not covered by the medical aid, the initial amount was overstated.

How do I resubmit my tax with the new amount as I don't want any issues
later on.

Medical Aid Expenses for previous tax years

Posted 6 July 2017

I was retrenched April 2014 but continued paying for my medical aid in my
personal capacity. I only claimed for out of pocket medical expenses and
not what I paid in my private capacity. I'm not sure If I could claim for
that and if I can now with 2017 submission claim for 2014 / 2015 medical
expenses.

Can I claim medical aid premium costs

Posted 5 July 2017

Can I claim for the medical premium that I pay for my parents? We help them financially with medical aid and other costs on a monthly basis. They are not dependents of our own medical aid - we just pay their Discovery medical aid premium.

Medical contributions claim by dependent

Posted 4 July 2017

My husband and I are both on a medical aid where he is classified as being the main member, and myself as number 2. Whilst our monthly contributions are taken from my husband's bank account (as the main member), I pay for my portion each month by making a deposit into his bank account. How do I go about capturing this correctly via TaxTim as I want to ensure that I can claim for the medical aid contributions that I am making each month? I am also unsure how to answer your question "Do you belo...

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Paying a medical aid where you are not the main member

Posted 4 July 2017

I pay the medical aid contributions for my mother-in-law and her mother who are financially dependent on me. They are the main members, but I pay the premium. Can I claim this?

How does medical dependents work?

Posted 4 July 2017

I have myself and my 4 children and my wife on the medical aid, do I say that my medical dependents are 5 or do I include myself and state that I have 6?

Package for a commission and salary earner

Posted 4 July 2017

If I earn commission and a salary as an employee, which package should I select, Ultra or Smart? I also have a travel allowance and a medical aid contribution.


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?
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