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What is Allowable medical Deduction?

Posted 4 July 2013 under Tax Q&A


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When I submitted my tax return via SARS efiling last year, my tax calculation document stated that I had an "Allowable medical Deduction" (code 4008) of R8640. I am on private medical aid and my employer doesn't make contributions to my medical aid.

This year, (even though my total contributions (code 4040) for 2012/2013 have been higher), my "Allowable medical Deduction" is R0. What is this "Allowable medical Deduction" and how is it calculated?

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4 July 2013 at 22:26

Have a look at this blog post and if you still have questions please let us know:

Tax deductions for Out of Pocket expenses


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