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Benefit of Medical Tax credit for foreign medical policies ?

Posted 6 July 2014 under Tax Questions


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I am a foreign national, working in South Africa on basis of a work permit. I am paying medical insurance premium in my home country. Can I take the benefit of medical tax credit ?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
7 July 2014 at 9:55

Do you not pay tax or get the credit in your home country?


Sweetheart says:
8 July 2014 at 16:10

I am eligible to take tax credit in my home country. but as I do not have any income in my home country and I am working in South Africa, earning here, I want to avail the tax credit in South Africa. Can I claim the medical tax credit ?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 July 2014 at 17:32

If you pay tax in SA you are allowed to use your foreign medical aid as a deduction if that enables you to use the medical aid here in SA.


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