Home office expenses
Many taxpayers work from home. Some are required to render their employment services from home (this is especially relevant due to COVID-19) and others run a business from home. The question that arises is whether expenses related to one's home can then be deducted against income and, if so, how this deduction should be calculated and what the subsequent consequences of this deduction will be. In this series we will explore and unpack the claiming of home office expenses as tax deductions.
Medicate expenses, medical rebates, disability expenses and medical credits
Many taxpayers are members of a medical aid. Most taxpayers incur medical expenses that are not recovered or recouped. In this series we will explore when a taxpayer can claim a section 6A credit against his/her tax liability. We will also discuss the working of the section 6B credit, which costs will qualify as out-of-pocket expenses and how the calculation and compliance is impacted when a person with a disability is involved.
Travel allowance, subsistence allowance, cell phone allowance and clothing allowance
Many salaried employees receive allowances from their employers. In this series we will explore the deductions that can be claimed against the most prominent allowances received by employees as well as how this should be reported on in the completion of the ITR12.