Tax refunds for foreigners who undergo cosmetic
surgery and other aesthetic treatments will be extended until the end of next year, an
extra nine months. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said today
that’s due to the passage of a bill in the National Assembly earlier this week. The tax rebate applies to cosmetic operations
and aesthetic treatments including double-eyelid surgery, liposuction, acne treatment, hair
removal and dental implants. Only foreigners who are tourists are eligible. To date, nearly 5-point-3 million U.S. dollars
have been reimbursed since the system was introduced this past April.