To VAT or not to VAT
Purchases for personal use.
As per VAT Notice 701/7 published by HM Customs & Excise, certain specialised goods and services needed by disabled people may be zero-rated for VAT – when purchased by a disabled person for domestic or personal use or by charities who provide care and facilities for disabled persons.
Please note that there is no requirement for you to be registered as disabled.
If a parent, spouse or guardian acts on behalf of a ‘chronically sick or disabled’ person, your supply is treated as being made to that ‘chronically sick or disabled’ person.
On the Connevans Limited www.DeafEquipment.co.uk website you are able to make an online VAT declaration, to receive zero rating for VAT purposes, when placing an order for applicable products.
Now, we have to confess that lots of people get very confused about VAT and when it does or does not have to be paid. The following interpretation may (or may not!) help you – but please remember, it is only intended as a guide not a legal interpretation!
The Shipping & Order Processing charge incurs the same VAT rate as the majority of the order.
There are severe penalties for making false declarations. If you are in any doubt about eligibility for relief from VAT on the supply of goods or services you are buying you should get advice from your local VAT office before making the declaration - contact details will be in your local telephone directory.
Local Authority, Health Authority and corporate purchases are
not eligible for zero rating.
We can only zero rate supplies to handicapped people when the person is ‘chronically sick or disabled’ and the goods and services are purchased or acquired for their personal or domestic use.
A person is ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if he/she is a person:
It does not include a frail elderly person who is otherwise able-bodied or any person who is only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as with a broken limb.
HMRC VAT notice 701/7 can be read in full
VAT on postage & delivery charges
As per HMRC rules the VAT liability on postage and delivery charges is based on the VAT liability of the order. i.e. if all or most of the order is 20% VAT then VAT is charged; conversely if all or most of the order is 0% VAT then we charge 0% on the postage & delivery charge.
EU Company purchases.
If you are ordering for a VAT registered EU Company not based in the UK, you will be able to supply your VAT Details during the checkout and we will not charge you VAT on your order.
Countries outside of the EU
VAT is not charged on orders for delivery to countries outside of the EU.
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- Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3EB
- United Kingdom
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