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Out-of-pocket dependent medical payments

Posted 20 July 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Bell says:
20 July 2015 at 4:12

If I am a dependant on my husbands medical aid, but pay my own out-of-pocket (not covered by medical aid) expenses, can I claim this on my tax and where do I do that?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
20 July 2015 at 10:53

Yes you can, when you complete the tax return and the Medical section there will be a space for amounts not recovered from medical aid. Register for TaxTim and let us assist you in completing and submitting your tax return to SARS.

Bell says:
20 July 2015 at 12:37

Great! The contributions get deducted off his salary for our medical aid monthly, that I guess he will fill in on his tax return.
If SARS asks for supporting documents for these out of pocket payments from me, what do they need? If it is a lot of accounts for the year, do they expect you to upload these accounts one by one, as I SARS eFile? And can a chiropractor account and medicine be claimed as out of pocket payments, as our medical aid does not cover these?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
20 July 2015 at 21:35

Yes they can be claimed, essentially any expenses either prescribed by a medical professional, or visits to a medical professional or operations or hospital visits. You would need to upload the statement or invoice and proof of payment for everything in your name.


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