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Is medical gap cover tax deductible?

Posted 23 April 2014 under Tax Q&A


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I had a operation last year and the medical aid didn't cover everything. I have GAP cover paid money in my account to cover the shortfall. I paid it myself to the specialist.

Can I put this amount as "not paid by medical aid" As I understand GAP cover is a short term insurance and doesn't fall under the medical aid scheme act and therefore qualify for the medical tax credit.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
24 April 2014 at 12:58

Yes, you cannot claim the gap cover as part of the medical aid tax credit, but you can put your contributions to the GAP cover scheme under, "not paid by medical aid"


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