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Does diabetes qualify as disabled?

Posted 19 July 2015 under Tax Questions



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Dolphin says:
10 July 2015 at 20:28

If I have diabetes and am regarded by the company as a person with disabilities, in my tax return can I say I am disabled?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
12 July 2015 at 22:03

Why are you regarded as being disabled by your company?


Dolphin says:
19 July 2015 at 16:08

I am regarded as a person on long term treatment.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
19 July 2015 at 18:36

You would need to complete a form called a ITR-DD and have that submitted to SARS for them to approve with all the supporting documentation. You would then, on acceptance, have this valid for 5 years and be able to deduct medical expenses in accordance with the rules allowed for disability.


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