Death and Taxes

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Did you know that the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act provides exemptions to workers for selected funeral services?

The Act exempts the following funeral costs and services:

  • Caskets and coffins
  • Tombstones
  • Embalming of a dead person
  • Services provided at the burial of a person by a funeral home, including hire of hearse, provision of furniture, tents and other funeral accessories, but excluding meals, beverages and other hospitality services.

Note: The auxiliary services that are exempt are only those services provided by funeral homes/ funeral parlours and undertakers during the funeral of a person and do not extend to hospitality services.

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