Medical Tax Credit Rates

Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit was introduced from 1 March 2012 but didn’t affect all categories of taxpayers at once. There are two different start dates depending on the age of the taxpayer:
  • Taxpayers younger than 65 – converted to the Medical Tax Credit from 1 March 2012
  • Taxpayers 65 and older  – converted to the Medical Tax Credit from 1 March 2014

Medical Tax Credit Rates from 2013 tax year onwards

​Per month (R) 2017​​ ​2016 ​2015 ​2014 2013
​For the taxpayer who paid the medical scheme contributions ​R286 270 ​257 ​242 ​230
​For the first dependant ​R286 ​270 ​257 ​242 ​230
​For each additional dependant(s) ​R192 ​181 ​172 ​162 ​154

Capped deduction prior to 2013 tax year

​Capped deduction per month ​2012
​For the taxpayer who paid the medical scheme contributions​ ​720
​​For the first dependant ​720
​​For each additional dependant(s) ​440
Important: The amounts may vary depending on the number of months in the tax year that a taxpayer and dependents are members of a medical scheme fund.

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