You may be eligible for VAT relief when buying products from our website. If you are unsure if you qualify for VAT exemption please read the information contained below or click here
If after reading this information, you are eligible for VAT relief, you will have fill to in the "VAT Declaration" on the individual qualifying product pages to be eligible for 'VAT exemption'.
VAT relief on products and services for disabled people (extract from Directgov website)
VAT is a tax that you pay as a consumer when you buy goods and services in the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom. In the UK the standard rate for VAT is 20 per cent.
Disabled people don't have to pay VAT when they buy equipment that has been designed solely for disabled people, or on the adaptation of equipment so they can use it.
Also, VAT is not charged on certain services provided to disabled people, including some building work to adapt a disabled person's home and the hire of disability equipment like wheelchairs.
Goods and services on which you don't have to pay VAT are often referred to as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief'. In other words, the rate of VAT that is charged on them is zero.
The rules about VAT reliefs for disabled people are complex. Not everything that is supplied to disabled people is zero-rated for VAT.
Who is eligible for VAT relief
VAT law states that you must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief.
A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they:
A person with a temporary injury like a broken leg would not qualify, nor would a frail older person who was otherwise well and non-disabled.
A product or service must also be supplied for the 'personal or domestic use' of a chronically sick or disabled person to qualify for zero-rating. Things not covered by this include:
Products that are eligible for VAT relief
Some examples of products that are zero-rated for VAT are:
Services that are eligible for VAT relief
Services that are eligible for zero-rating include: