Medical aid tax deduction

Candice says:
1 June 2016 at 17:02

If I,m a beneficiary on my partners medical aid can I claim medical aid as a tax deduction?
I pay the money into his account and then the medical aid debits his account?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
2 June 2016 at 9:54

Unfortunately not - the main member on the medical aid should claim the tax credit in his tax return. The tax benefit will be the same regardless of who claims it.

Candice says:
2 June 2016 at 14:44

Thank you for your reply.

The money I'm saving as a beneficiary on his medical aid is very very small, would it be better for me to rather become a main member of my own medical aid?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
3 June 2016 at 13:42

Yes, then you can claim the tax credit in your own tax return.

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