VAT exemption applies to:
- Disabled or Chronically sick
individuals buying for Personal Use.
- Registered charities
buying for the use of the disabled person.
NOTE: the item purchased must relate to the specific disability.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is classified as disabling.
Where required for treating SAD, lightboxes can be classified as zero-rated if
the appropriate form is signed.
Customers should note that Seasonal Affective Disorder is deemed to be
disabling and may qualify for VAT relief. All products sold for these
conditions are clearly marked as being sold as VAT free for which the
appropriate VAT Exemption Form will be sent and must be returned in the
envelope provided in order to qualify for the VAT-free price.
Products which qualify for VAT
relief are for personal use only and must be for the specified condition e.g Seasonal
Affective Disorder etc.
The sale of such products is
based on these conditions.
If you are not sure if you
qualify or you require further information you should contact us before
purchasing either by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01704) 500505
(However Natural Alarm Clocks are not classified as
treatments and therefore VAT will be included in the final price of these)
Claiming Exemption is easy
When placing an order you will have the
option of choosing VAT exemption or not.
If you choose the VAT exempt option you can do the following:
The quickest way is too fill out your nessasary details on our onlive vat form, go to www.vatsite.com
We will send you a form which will need to
be completed and returned with 7 days otherwise you will be charged VAT at the
Exemption is activated by
signing and returning the form we have sent you.
No other proof is required, but fraudulent claims could be checked and could
constitute an offence. This form can be signed by the person themselves, a
guardian, a carer, a parent or a representative.
An example of a fraudulent claim might be for example if a lightbox was
purchased as a colour lamp for art work- this would not be a zero-rated supply.
Detailed information is available from the Customs and Excise website.
Items for use in an institution, or if you are re-selling the goods you are not
eligible for zero-rating.