VAT Exemption Information
Crutches, ferrules and handgrips within our range are exempt from VAT for eligible individuals. The government requires that you complete a VAT Exemption Declaration Form. A VAT Exemption Declaration Form is included in the ordering process.
Who can claim VAT Exemption Relief on purchases?
Eligible Individuals include those registered disabled and Blue Badge holders.
If you are chronically sick or disabled and the products are for your personal use. ‘Chronic’ meaning lasting a long time.
Eligible Charities: Where the goods are made available by the charity to a disabled person for their personal or domestic use. Full details can be found at the HM Revenue and Customs website under VAT reliefs for disabled people HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002) by clicking on this HMR&C link.
Which law covers this notice?
The VAT Act 1994:
Section 30 holds that goods and services specified in Schedule 8 to the Act are zero-rated; and
Schedule 8, Group 12 (as amended by SI 1997/2744, SI 2000/805 and 2001/754) specifies the zero-rated goods and services explained in this notice.