Make accurate claims

Make sure you have the correct documents and proof for every claim you make

  • Only use the figures that reflect on your supporting documents
  • Use only the amounts reflected on your contribution certificates
  • Make sure that your business logbook is accurate
  • Don’t inflate the value of your vehicle
  • Declare all income you received during the assessment year
  • If a deduction does not exist, do not claim for it!

Be honest on your tax return

Overstating the number of dependants or expenses for medical claims is a criminal offence.

  • Only claim for the actual number of dependants registered on your medical aid
  • Don’t overstate your out-of-pocket medical expenses because SARS will ask for your receipts
  • Medication that has not been prescribed may not be claimed for.