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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

I just realised last financial year I didn't claim our medical expenses which came to over $2000. Am i able to claim them the following financial year?Thanks

#2 bakesgirls

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

I'm not sure about doing them next year, but I do know that you can lodge an ammendment for this year.

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

Nope - they must be claimed in the year they were incurred. You can however lodge an amendment - you've actually got 2 years to do it in.

Don't forget 2012's limit is actually $2,060.

#4 KT1978

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

You only get 20% of whats over $2000 or something like that, so it might not be much anyway.

If you go through a tax agent, the cost to amend it might be the same as the extra refund...


Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Can't believe I was so silly. I just found the receipts under a file I must have gotten them out to take with me to the accountant but left them on my desk and over time have put files on top of them. The total medical expenses came to $12 000.

#6 SplashingRainbows

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:25 AM

You will need to prepare an amendment.

Your accountant can help you, or you can look at the instructions on the ato website for how to request an amendment.

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