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You MAY qualify for VAT relief if you have a disability or a long-term illness (but please note the definition of this below and check the HMRC Help Page Link Below for the latest up to date information) and you are buying the product for your own personal or domestic use. You don't have to buy the goods yourself. If your family member, carer or guardian buys the goods or service for you, and you qualify then you won't be charged VAT.
For VAT purposes, you have a disability or long-term illness if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You have a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon your ability to carry out everyday activities.
- You have a condition that the medical profession treats as a long-term illness, such as diabetes or heart disease.
- You are terminally ill.
The item purchased MUST be specifically related to your illness or disability, or be part of a package that includes something that does. For instance, a heated towel radiator purchased on its own DOES NOT qualify for VAT Relief, but when purchased as part of a combined order with a Walk-In-Bath it does. Bathroom Takeaway Limited strictly follow the HMRC guidelines and refer all borderline applications to the HMRC. Making a false claim for VAT Relief is an Offence under English Law and will be reported to the relevant authorities.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive our good or services without paying VAT, please see the HMRC Guidance Page.
For any other questions please call us on 0333 305 8200