Some items are VAT-free for disabled people. Here we will explain exactly what VAT-free means. Also, everything you need to know about which items this includes and who qualifies.
What does VAT-free mean?
VAT-free means that the company you are buying a product from will not charge you the value-added tax. No refunds are given on VAT payments. If you are entitled to purchase VAT-free goods, the supplier simply does not charge you the VAT or pay it to the government.
Most products in the UK currently carry 20-percent VAT for individuals. For businesses, the rate is higher. Some products have a lower rate. The money gained from VAT goes to the central government. For a product to be sold to an individual without VAT both the product and the person must meet certain criteria.
Products that are VAT-free for disabled people.
Disabled people pay VAT on most products just like everyone one else. However, a disabled person can purchase without paying VAT, a product that is specifically designed to be used by disabled people. Also, products that are essential for the comfort, safety, or mobility of a disabled person.
Here are some products that you can purchase without paying VAT by if you are a disabled individual buying them to use yourself. Wheelchairs, mobility scooters, stairlifts, reclining chairs, hearing, and vision aids. For a more complete list and further information click here.
How to purchase products without paying the VAT
At the Invictus Active online store, almost all of our products are VAT free if you are a disabled individual wishing to purchase them for your own personal use. That’s why all our prices are shown without the VAT included. Just click where it says VAT Exemption? in red. This opens a new page where we explain VAT exemption and gives you a link to the VAT exemption form. You will only need to fill this form in once if you sign up for a free account.
The form is simple to fill in and you can do it online. You must enter your full name, date of birth, and address. Then you must declare that “I declare that I am chronically sick or have a disabling condition by reason of:” and then define your disability in the box provided. You will then need to fill in what products you are purchasing from Invictus Active and to declare that they are for your personal use. Fill in the date and type your name to confirm that you are eligible to purchase without VAT. Then click to go on to page two. Fill in the name on your order and your email and send us the form. You must fill in the form before we can deliver your goods VAT-free.
A wheelchair trainer is VAT-free for disabled people
The Invictus Active Trainer is the perfect example of a product that is VAT-free for disabled people. This product is specifically designed for disabled people and only a disabled person would be interested in having one. Additionally, it was even invented and produced by a disabled person