May 9, 2018


Addisioneel tot die Artikel 6A mediese belastingkrediet is daar ook krediet beskikbaar vir individue (belastingpligtiges) wat mediese uitgawes self uit die sak uit betaal in terme van Artikel 6B van die Inkomstebelastingwet. Die addisionele mediese uitgawes belastingkrediet kan deur die belastingpligtige geëis word vir  kwalifiserende mediese uitgawes aangengaan vir homself asook sy afhanklikes. Volgens Artikel 6B(1) sluit “afhanklike” die volgende in: Gade of lewensmaat van die belastingpligtige; Belastingpligtige se kind, asook kind van gade; Enige ander lid van die belastingpligtige se familie waarvoor die belastingpligtige aanspreeklik is vir die ondersteuning of familieversorging; en Enige ander persoon waar die mediese skema […]
January 29, 2016

So what is Gap cover all about

Something that is a frequent question by consumers is “Why did my medical aid not cover the full cost of my hospitalization?” Thinking they were covered for 100% of all the hospitalization costs. Medical aid can be a minefield for the regular Jane out there, who is just looking for the peace of mind that her medical aid will cover her adequately in all circumstances. All Jane wants to know is, as long as she pays her medical aid contributions, she will be covered in the event of a catastrophe, such as a car accident, as well as all her normal […]
January 14, 2014

Just a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down!

As from the 2013 tax year contributions to medical aid schemes are no longer allowed as a deduction. This provision was replaced by the section 6A Medical scheme fees tax credit.  Instead of allowing contributions as a deduction from taxable income, the credit is deducted from taxpayer’s liability for normal tax.  The credit is in the nature of a rebate, rather than a deduction. For the year of assessment ending 28 February 2014 the amount of the credit is equal to: R242 per month in respect of benefits to the taxpayer R242 per month in respect of benefits to the […]
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