VAT relief means that you can purchase products without having to pay the VAT of 20%. In order to benefit from VAT relief and save money you or the person you are buying for and the product you are purchasing need to meet certain criteria. However, the product you are purchasing does not necessarily need to be related to your condition to qualify for VAT relief.
Am I eligible for VAT relief?
You are eligible for VAT Relief if:
the person who will use the item(s) is 'chronically sick or disabled'
the goods are eligible
the item(s) are for personal or domestic use
Chronically sick or disabled is defined as a physical or mental impairment, chronic ailment or terminal illness. This can be self-declared by the purchaser or end user both online or over the phone by providing us with a specific medical condition.
Which conditions qualify for VAT relief?
If you have one or more of these common eligible conditions then your purchase will qualify for VAT relief.
Motor neuron disease
The above list contains only a few examples of eligible conditions, there are of course many more. If you have more than one condition, simply specify your primary condition when placing your order on our website or by phone.
What goods are eligible for VAT relief?
Certain goods qualify for VAT relief; these include but are not limited to:
Long-handled pick up sticks
Mobility scooters fall into three categories:
Class 1 - A chair that isn’t mechanically propelled, has not been constructed or adapted for use on the road
Class 2 – a mechanically propelled carriage that has been constructed or adapted not to exceed 4 miles per hour (mph), it’s intended for use on the pavement and not for use on the road
Class 3 - a mechanically propelled carriage which is constructed and adapted for use on the pavement and on the road, it’s capable of exceeding a speed of 4 mph but incapable of exceeding a speed of 8 mph
How do I claim VAT relief?
To claim VAT relief on an order you simply need to confirm the name of the specific condition either to the sales advisor when placing your order on the phone or by selecting the appropriate condition when placing an order on our website. If you are ordering on behalf of a family member or friend you can still benefit from VAT relief, simply state their condition on the phone or on our website. If you have more than one condition, simply specify your primary condition when placing your order on our website or by phone.
Although no medical documentation is needed to place an order, from time to time, the HMRC may audit Baron Medical's transactions that have had VAT relief applied. On the rare occasion that this happens they could select your transaction at random, you may be then asked to provide medical proof of your condition.
How much will I pay?
Baron Medical Ltd operates an honest and up-front pricing policy to our customers. We display the price online with and without VAT Relief for easy comparison. When placing your order you will be asked to declare a specific medical condition, once this is entered the price with VAT relief will be approved.
For more information or to claim VAT Relief on your purchase, contact one of our expert advisors today on our free phone number:
0800 433 7023.