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Can I deduct this?

Posted 2 July 2015 under Tax Questions



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Andrew says:
28 June 2015 at 19:04

I am a salaried employee working in the private sector. I pay PPS (Professional Provident Society) for income protection. Can I claim this off tax?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 June 2015 at 8:26

Yes you can, include this under the Income Protection question on your ITR12. Register for TaxTim and let us help you complete and submit your return.


Andrew says:
29 June 2015 at 11:56

One further question: I attended a course to learn some new new ultrasound skills for my work. I paid for this myself - Am I able to claim back for this? If I can, can I include the flight and accommodation costs too?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 June 2015 at 14:25

If you are salaried then unfortunately you cannot claim this costs as it is a personal expenses seen as "'capital" do allow you to earn more income from the skills learnt. Similar to going to school/uni.

If your employer pays for courses like this then you won't be taxed and they will be able to claim the deduction.


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