Medical expenses you can deduct
I would like to know the following: let us say you don't have a medical aid can you claim from Sars for dental expenditures and other medical bills if their total is greater than 7.5% of your taxable income. Let's say my salary is R20 000 before tax monthly (1st question).
(2nd Question) - Let us say my son is under my wife's medical aid but the funds are exhausted and I pay for the bills and personally do not have medical aid can I claim that money back from Sars?
Answer by Muneer Hassan, project director at Saica
If the taxpayer is younger than 65 years he may claim medical expenses (qualifying medical expenses) incurred on himself, on behalf of his wife or children provided he paid for the expenses.
The amount that may be claimed as a deduction is the amount as exceeds 7,5% of taxable income.