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I don't have a Medical Aid. May I still claim for medical expenses like GP visits, dental etc?

Posted 3 January 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I would like to know as this is a question I have asked many times and cannot seem to find an answer. I am NOT on any medical aid but sometimes I have to go to the doctor or dentist. May I claim for the prescribed medication and for the visits etc?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
11 December 2012 at 22:35

You can definitely claim for these expenses provided you can demonstrate to SARS that you paid for them. These expenses are called, "qualifying medical expenditure" and would be allowed as a deduction with certain limits.

Things like doctors, dentists, specialists, over the counter medication, prescribed medication etc Anything a normal medical aid would cover if you had full coverage can be claimed.


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