VAT Exemption for the disabled
What is VAT Exemption / Relief?
Put simply, VAT exemption allows chronically sick or disabled people to buy eligible items at 0% rather than 20% VAT - thus saving them a significant amount of money.
Who is eligible for VAT relief?
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:
With a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon his/her ability to carry out everyday activities; with a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes; or
Who is terminally ill.
What proof do we need to provide?
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 accompanied by a doctors note.
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 their chronic sickness or disability is
Which Items are eligible?
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. (Adjustable beds or lift and tilt recliners).
Please contact us for any further information.