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Can I claim for medical expenses if I have no income?

Posted 29 January 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Chere says:
28 January 2016 at 13:10

I was retrenched last year at the end of January 2015. I have not worked since then but I have been paying medical aid privately. How do I claim (or can I claim) for all my medical expenses?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
28 January 2016 at 15:50

You cannot claim unfortunately because you need to be earning money to pay tax to be able to claim a medical credit.

Chere says:
29 January 2016 at 13:50

My husband works and is a on the medical aid (I am the main member and the funds are deducted privately from my account which he transfers too)...could he claim the medical aid through his tax return?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 January 2016 at 19:32

If he finally supports you then he can claim, you would need to demonstrate this to SARS though.


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