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Can I claim tax on international travel insurance?

Posted 9 July 2014 under Tax Q&A


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Can I claim tax back on an international travel insurance of a total value of R6000 from a South African company (TIC)?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
9 July 2014 at 7:31

Why would you be claiming the insurance, what was the purpose of the travel?

Nicole says:
10 July 2014 at 1:59

I came to NZ on a 1yr working holiday visa. To cover myself travelling I needed to take out International Travel Insurance as the medical aid scheme / company I was on only cover for up to 3 months travel time.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
10 July 2014 at 19:10

You can only claim the expense if you earned income directly related to that travel and the travel was for a purpose. In NZ, did you work and earn income and pay tax on that income. You cannot claim expenses against foreign employment income if you were gone longer than 183 days as you do not pay tax in SA on that income so there is nothing to claim against.


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