Should I have proof of out of pocket medical expenses?

I didn't keep any invoices for my out of pocket medical expenses, can I still claim on them?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
2 July 2013 at 10:02

You should have proof of all medical expense claims when submitting for a deduction. However some people include the amounts on their return hoping that SARS won't request supporting documents. Be sure to try get these invoices and proof of payment though.

Liza says:
2 July 2013 at 10:12

Thanks, I will rather not include them then. It is anyways such small amounts, I doubt if it will make any difference.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
2 July 2013 at 10:18

The extra medical expenses deduction is based on a very complicated formula and needs to be very large in order for it to benefit you, so I would agree if you don't have proof and it is small then leaving it out is the better option.

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