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Sars Disablity and Threshold

Posted 30 June 2015 under Tax Questions



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CPMOM says:
29 June 2015 at 13:49

I earned R254000 for the 2014-2015 tax year. My son is "disabled" and I am able to claim for qualifying disability expenditure. I see now that you need not submit a return if you earn least than 350000 for the year, however, as I am to receive a refund due to my son's status I want to submit. Why is sars doing this? As to avoid paying refunds to us lower echelon tax payers?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 June 2015 at 13:58

That R350 000 is only applicable to people who only earn a salary from a single employer and have NO deductions whatsoever. You will need to still submit and claim your son's expenses. Please Register for TaxTim and make use of our help to complete and file with SARS.


CPMOM says:
30 June 2015 at 11:19

Thanks Tim. Also just to check - My husband and I are married COP. He pays the medical aid and therefore claims the medical deduction. I am claiming all other disability-related expenses that I have paid for. Section 4023 of the return says "state any disability expenses not recovered from your medical scheme?" Most of the prescribe list of qualifying disability expenses is not medical? Does this mean if its not medical you cannot claim? I have just submitted my return and am told I am being audited assuming because I am owed a substantial refund.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
30 June 2015 at 15:13

If you have not completed a ITR-DD to SARS applying for the disability to be recognized then you cannot claim medical or other disability expenses in that regard. For a disability there are other costs that can be claimed and SARS has a list of examples. However you must submit the ITR-DD to SARS first and get approval.


CPMOM says:
30 June 2015 at 15:53

Thanks Tim. I have an ITR-DD and will submit all my supporting documentation. I will post here as to the outcome as soon as I know.

Kind regards :)


TaxTimTaxTim says:
30 June 2015 at 15:58

Yes, please let us know!


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