Make Tax Returns Quick & Easy.
First time users SAVE 15%!
Qualifying Medical Expenses
What are qualifying medical expenses?
Examples of qualifying medical expenses are any amounts that were paid by you, as the taxpayer, during the year of assessment:
For professional services rendered and medicines supplied by a registered medical practitioner, dentist, optometrist, homeopath, naturopath, osteopath, herbalist, physiotherapist, chiropractor or orthopaedist to you or any of your dependant(s)
To a nursing home or hospital, or any duly registered or enrolled nurse, midwife or nursing assistant (or to any nursing agency in respect of the services of such a nurse, midwife or nursing assistant) in respect of the illness or confinement of the person or any dependant of the person
For medicines prescribed by a registered medical practitioner and acquired from a pharmacist
Medical expenses incurred and paid outside South Africa
It's important to note that “over the counter” medicines - such as cough syrups, headache tablets or vitamins don't qualify as medical expenses - unless specifically prescribed by a registered medical practitioner and acquired from a pharmacist.
Get FREE Help with your Tax Return today from
TaxTim's award-winning tax return services are now free to all Momentum policyholders and Multiply clients:
Do Your Tax Return Easily
Maximise your refund