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Contributing to Botswana medical aid scheme, is it tax deductible?

Posted 25 August 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Irmgard says:
21 August 2015 at 8:50

I am a tax returning resident to South Africa. Been working in Botswana for the last 16 years and tax returned to work in RSA from June 2014. I have been contributing monthly to a medical aid scheme in Botswana(BOMAID), will this be deemed tax deductible to SARS?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
21 August 2015 at 10:59

Do you not claim the medical aid expenditure in Botswana?
Are you able to use the medical aid cover in South Africa?

Irmgard says:
25 August 2015 at 1:20

Returning residents now living in RSA since June 2014.

Yes,we pay supplier cash in RSA than submit claim in Botswana,claim paid into a Botswana bank account we left open for this purpose and to pay our monthly membership.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
25 August 2015 at 10:46

If you pay tax in SA you are allowed to use your foreign medical aid as a deduction if that enables you to use the medical aid here in SA (and you don't obviously claim any tax benefit for it in Botswana).


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