[color=blue]Anyone out there used a notarised statement in place of a bank transfer slip to claim a deduction for a parent over 60?[/color]
Last year, I successfully claimed a deduction for my father (aged over 60), using: 1) a copy of his birth certificate; 2) a copy of my birth certificate; 3) a receipt showing I’d transferred money to his account.
According to the tax office, I only need something to show he’s still alive after he’s over 70. I didn’t have all the bits of paper when I filed last year, but the tax office gave me the deduction and asked me to provide them with the remaining bits of paper later. This year they processed my claim without giving me the deduction; they want to see all the evidence first.
This year, I have no bank transfer receipt, but the tax office told me that instead, I can use a notarised declaration that I am providing support for my father (and this year my mother who turned 60 last year).