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Claiming VAT Relief For Mobility Products

Monday, June 25th, 2018 by morethan

We often get questions about if you can claim VAT relief when buying mobility products so we put together this short blog below which will hopefully answer most of these questions.  If not please do call us on 0800 046 3949 for more advice.

Individuals purchasing disabled mobility products for their own personal use and have a long term medical condition are usually exempt from paying VAT.

Only products on our website that are specifically adapted to aid disability or for the chronically sick are eligible for VAT relief.  These products are only available at zero-rate VAT when purchased directly by an individual for their ‘domestic or personal use’.

The zero-rating of goods and services for a disabled person depends in part upon the status of the recipient.  In order to qualify for zero-rating, the eligible person must be ‘chronically sick or disabled. The items must not be purchased for the general use of other able bodied persons. Items for use in an institution, or re-sale are not eligible for zero-rating.

  • Chronically sick means that you have an illness that is likely to last a long time e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and angina.
  • Disabled means substantially and permanently handicapped by illness or injury.

You do not have to be registered disabled to claim relief from VAT, but the nature of your illness or disablement must be specified in your declaration.  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 does not qualify for VAT relief.

If you are in doubt you should call your local Customs office or call the National Advice Service on 0845 302 02 03.

We will require you to sign a simple declaration form that confirms you are eligible to receive goods at a VAT exempt price. Our prices are therefore shown exclusive of any VAT.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com