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Medical aid claims for wife that does not work, and kids

Posted 7 August 2015 under Tax Questions

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Iqbal says:
6 August 2015 at 11:38

I have a separate medical aid for my wife (married in community of property, also she does not work) and 3 kids which I pay for from my account. The tax certificate that we get from Discovery is on her name.

Can I claim this on my tax return and if yes, what supporting documents should I keep ready just in case SARS asks? I also have a separate medical aid for myself (reason for 2 medical aids is because of the costs).

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
7 August 2015 at 7:08

Yes, since it sounds like your wife would be classified as your "dependent" and therefore you may claim the medical aid contributions that you pay on her behalf as well as your three children.

You need to have both medical aid certificates as proof for SARS as well as any invoices (eg. Dr's bills and pharmacy invoices for prescription medicines) supporting any claims that were not recovered from the medical aid.


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