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How is the Medical Aid Tax Benefit Calculated?

Posted 15 February 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I joined a medical aid during the tax year, which cost me R 2000 per month. I know that the medical aid tax benefit allowed is R 230 per month. Will I be allowed to claim 12 x R 230 = R 2760 for the year, or may I only claim (number of months that medical aid was paid) x R 230?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
17 February 2013 at 15:56

You would only be able to claim for the number of months you were actually a member of the medical aid.

Bob says:
17 February 2013 at 15:57

Thank you!

TaxTim TaxTim says:
21 February 2013 at 16:35

Only a pleasure!


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