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Can I enter provident fund contributions under code 4001?

Posted 11 July 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I was using your tax refund calculator I see that one can enter pension contributions (4001) but not provident fund contributions (4003). Why is this? I currently contribute towards a provident fund, what does this translate to tax wise?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
15 July 2013 at 20:35

Provident fund contributions are not allowed as a tax deduction and therefore do not affect your tax return or calculation.


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