Medical Tax Credit Rates

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The Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit (MTC) applied from 1 March 2012 (the 2013 tax year) 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 for the 2019 to 2022 tax years – See changes from last year

​Per month (R)2022​​​2021​20202019
​For the taxpayer; or for a dependant who is a member of a medical scheme or fund, where the taxpayer him- or herself is not a member of a medical scheme or fund​R332​R319​R310​R310
​​For  the taxpayer and one dependant; or in respect of two dependants where the taxpayer him- or herself is not a member of a medical scheme or fund​R664​R638​R620​R620
​​For each additional dependant​R224​R215​R209​R209

Medical Tax Credit Rates for the 2013 to 2018 tax years

​Per month (R)​20182017​​​2016​20152014​​​2013​
​For the taxpayer who paid the medical scheme contributions​R303​R286R270​R257​R242​R230
​For the first dependant​R303​R286​R270​R257​R242​R230
​For each additional dependant​R204​R192​R181R​172​R162​R154

Important: The amounts may vary depending on the number of months in the tax year that a taxpayer and dependants are members of a medical scheme or fund.

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