VAT Exemption for the Disabled
This ABLEize section provides information about equipment, services, products and vehicles that offer VAT exemption for disable people with a long-term illness or severe disability. The websites listed below explain how VAT relief works, who qualifies for VAT free products and highlights many goods and services you can buy without paying VAT. Example, you can purchase, lease or hire an adapted motor vehicle VAT-free when it is supplied to a disabled person who normally uses a wheelchair to get around or the vehicle is permanently and substantially adapted and is for domestic or personal use of the disabled person.
Cars are of course just one VAT free area, mobility aids, adaptations and many products also qualify for zero VAT such as a wetroom for disabled use, building adaptions designed to cater for a disability etc and products for a range of disabilities such as footwear and test products for diabetics.
See the sites, services and guides below to find out more about zero VAT rated products and how to save 20% on many current purchases made for your disability needs. If you found this dedicated VAT exemption page of ABLEize useful, why not share it with others by clicking the “Share this page” link below.
Details of VAT exemption on specialist products for blind and visually impaired people. Items include white canes, braille items, specialist mobile phones and other items such as screen readers and magnification software for computers.
Explains the VAT exemption rules for deaf or hard of hearing people and how to purchase zero VAT rated items online. Includes contact for customer services if in doubt.
You can buy a product or service at a price that excludes VAT. You may not have to pay VAT if you have a disability. This site offers information on VAT exemption relief including vehicles, mobility aids and building work, apaptations and more.
Explains what products and services are VAT free when purchased through a pharmacy along with who is eligible. Includes FAQ’s and contact details if you are unsure if you or the product you are buying is VAT exempt.
Highlights VAT relief on a range of goods and services for disabled people and people aged 60. Typical examples include low vision aids, vehicles and vehicle adaptions, mobility aids including ramps, wetrooms and much more. View an extensive list.
Details of how to claim VAT exemption for diabetics along with a list of zero VAT items including footwear, blood glucose monitors, test strips, lancets and other diabetes related products. Includes a downloadable claim form to use in chemists and details of a national advice helpline.
A useful guide for builders to understand the VAT exemption rules when undertaking alterations or building work for the disabled such as ramps, wetrooms and dedicated disability use rooms and services.