What is VAT Exemption / Relief?
In a nut shell VAT exemption allows chronically sick or disabled people to buy eligible items at 0% VAT thus saving them money.
To be eligible for VAT relief the government says you have to fit the following criteria,
Charities – simply provide your charity number.
A person is ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if he/she is a person:
The above information can be provided during the online checkout or if you order by phone or post we will send you a form & a freepost return envelope asking you for the above information.
If you do not complete the VAT ememption form, or you are not eligible for VAT relief, we are obliged to charge you the full 20% VAT on the whole of your order.
Which Items are eligible?
What proof do we need to provide?
Who is eligible for VAT relief?
Its very easy to claim VAT relief, all we need to know is the name, address & disability of the person the item is for & what there chronic sickness or disability is. We don’t need a doctor’s letter or any reference numbers.
Things to Remember
VAT Exemption only applies to certain items; these are items which have been designed to be used by someone who is chronically sick or disabled. Examples of such products are Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Bath Lifts & many more daily living aids. Most prices that are displayed on our website exclude VAT. If you fail to return any VAT exemption forms to us we WILL invoice you for the outstanding VAT. Not all of our products are eligible for VAT relief, so we are obliged to charge VAT for those products even after you complete this form.
In order to waive VAT on your purchase, the government requires a simple declaration to be made as to the nature of your disability at the time of ordering. No proof of your disability need be shown to any party at any time.
We do NOT decide if an item is or isn’t exempt & we don’t make any more or less money if we charge you VAT or we don’t charge you VAT.
Visit HM Revenue & Customs VAT for disabled people section http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/consumers-disabled.htm
Important Note: It does NOT include a frail elderly person who is otherwise able-bodied or any person who is only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as with a broken limb.
HOW TO CLAIM VAT EXEPTION NOW
(Now Click On The Link Below)
Click "Print View" at the bottom of the following page, fill in the details and send the completed form to us and thats all you need to do, you only need to do this once, from then on or until you inform us otherwise we will never charge you Vat.
If you dont have access to a printer contact us and we wil be happy to send you the form by post.