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Posted 29 July 2015 under Tax Q&A

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Tom says:
29 July 2015 at 10:50

Hi. I am currently filling out my return. Regarding medical expenses not covered by my medical aid - do I have to have the receipts for these in order to claim. In many instances for prescriptions I have had filled out I have the invoices but not the receipts. The payments do reflect on my credit card statement though. Is this adequate or must I have a receipt ?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 July 2015 at 11:07

As long as you have the invoice or printout from the pharmacy, as well as proof of payment, you should be fine.

Tom says:
29 July 2015 at 11:09

Does a credit card statement printout serve as adequate proof of payment ?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 July 2015 at 11:21

Yes, it does as long as you can link the transactions on the credit card statement clearly back to the pharmacy invoices. However, remember you only need to submit these documents to SARS if they request them.


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