BRONWYN NORTJE: Red card for Motsoaledi over his stand on medical aid tax credits
Latest version of white paper on National Health Insurance a shockingly poor piece of policy
Filing in a tax return is more of a bitter pill in 2017 than usual. I know it’s been written about to death, but the scale of corruption President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta family and those associated with them are involved in has made me truly angry. Money that should have been spent on building schools, houses and hospitals, providing clean water and reliable electricity and improving the lives of all South Africans has been stolen to enrich a select few whose disdain for this country and her people beggars belief. So when my tax consultant phoned me this week to ask whether I wanted to submit any medical claims over and above the tax credit I receive from belonging to a medical-aid scheme, my answer was an enthusiastic: "Hell, yes!". It might be a laborious process to dig up all the paperwork for the additional medical expenses I paid during the year, but I am determined to pay as little tax as possible. As my dear Dad used to say, "Remember, Bron, tax evasion is illegal; tax avoidan...
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