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Medical contribution as income and two different source codes for medical deductions? What does that

Posted 31 October 2013 under Tax Questions


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My nephew works for family business. The business is paying his medical contribution and on his IRP5 under income received amount of R59 133 / source code 3810 appears. uUder deductions the same amount appears twice with 2 different codes namely 4005 and 4474. Why are there two different codes and what is reason for code 4474. Could you please explain this to me.

Second question: on a recent payslip "Medical aid tax credit applied -R646.00 appears" - could you please help with this - from where does it come, or what is reason for this credit?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
1 November 2013 at 9:48

Source code 4005 is the actual deduction, so the amount paid over to the medical scheme which reduces your after tax/deductions amount paid into your account. Source code 4474 is equivalent to the amount contributed by the employer and is a SARS code which will always match the 3810 Fringe Benefit. If you consider the cash component then you see the only real deduction is the one amount.

There is a credit offered against taxes payable for contributions to medical schemes which for the 2013 tax year was R230 per member for the first two members and thereafter R154 per member - both of these per month. I am not sure where the R646 comes from though.


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