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Medical expense claims, for wife dependent on me to pay her subscriptions

Posted 17 July 2015 under Tax Questions



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Over65 says:
15 July 2015 at 16:19

When I got married five years ago my wife was not a member of a medical scheme and I got her to join a scheme, not the one I belong to as it was too expensive. I pay the subscriptions, monthly via a debit order on my cheque account. Also she is financially dependent on me. Can I claim her medical expenses on my tax submission? I am over 65 years old.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
16 July 2015 at 20:02

Yes you can claim her expenses on your tax return. Does she work still?


Over65 says:
17 July 2015 at 13:52

Thanks Tax Tim. No, we are both pensioners and neither of us work.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
17 July 2015 at 14:25

You can claim then for her and include it in your tax return, if SARS ask for proof then you would need to supply a letter stating that she is dependent on you financially and show proof of payment.


Over65 says:
17 July 2015 at 17:03

Thank you, just the advice I needed.


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