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New Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit amounts

Wednesday, 27 February 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Herman van Dyk
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Taxpayers under the age of 65

The following section 6A Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit amounts will apply from 1 March 2013:




First dependant


Each additional dependant


These credits apply in respect of fees paid by the taxpayer to a registered medical aid fund or scheme.

The Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit system currently only applies to taxpayers under the age of 65.

Taxpayers 65 years or older

Taxpayers 65 years or older may deduct all qualifying medical expenses and medical aid contributions without any limitation (the tax credit regime will only apply to taxpayers 65 years or older as of 1 March 2014).

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