VAT is not charged on certain Goods & services provided to people with a Disability or Chronic Sicknesses, Goods and services on which you don't have to pay VAT are often referred to as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.
The rules about VAT relief can seem a little complex as Not everything that is supplied to disabled people is zero-rated for VAT. Please do not worry, we have over 21 years’ experience in this matter and will help & guild you should you be unsure of your eligibility.
Are you eligible for VAT relief?
If you are 'chronically sick or disabled' then you will qualify for VAT relief.
A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they:
If you have a temporary injury like a broken leg you would not qualify, nor would a frail older person who was generally able-bodied, “Old age is unfortunately not eligible”
Examples of Products that are eligible for a VAT zero-rating include:
Services that are eligible for a VAT zero-rating include:
How VAT reliefs work
As a supplier we are able to exempt you from vat on all qualifying products provided you meet the criteria above. Almost all our products are priced ex vat unless stated. You will be advised when paying if vat is applicable.
You will be asked to fill in a simple vat exemption form when paying. We may also E-Mail or send in the post a hard copy for you to sign and return. You can find an example of the declaration form in the 'VAT reliefs for disabled people' notice on the HM Revenue & Customs website.
As always we are here to help, if you have any questions please give us a call.