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Tax benefit for medical aid paid by employer vs employee

Posted 29 May 2014 under Tax Questions



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I moved over from a permanent contract to a fixed contract with my current employer. This also resulted in a higher salary.

My previous contract included R800 contribution to medical aid out of R1084. I paid the balance through deduction on my salary. (personal expenses as they call it)

I now have to pay the full R1084 myself, but the company still pays it to the medical aid and deducts it of my salary monthly.

Is there any advantage of rather having it paid by debit order or will the tax credit and benefits be the same for both?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 May 2014 at 21:04

It will be the same regardless of the method of payment. The only difference is that if you pay for it yourself, unrelated to salary, then you will only get the tax benefit when you file your return and not each month.


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