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Limit on medical expenses claimed by an older than 65 taxpayer?

Posted 12 February 2014 under Tax Questions



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Is there a provision in the tax act which limits the amount of medical expenses (not medical aid contributions) that a taxpayer older than 65 may claim, to not more than 50% of their taxable income? I have been told this by a SARS employee in response to a query re a revised assessment disallowing some medical expenses.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
13 February 2014 at 15:35

A taxpayer older than 65 years old will be able to deduct all their medical expenses. However you will not be entitled to a refund which is greater than the actual taxes paid. Perhaps that is what the SARS employee was referring to.


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