What is VAT Exemption
VAT exemption is a HMRC policy that allows customers with long term medical conditions to purchase essential equipment without paying VAT. If you qualify, this reduces the cost of your alarm by 20%!
What Long Term Medical Conditions Qualify?
HMRC offer VAT exemption, also known as VAT relief for older and disabled people. Their website provides an extensive explanation as to who specifically qualifies. It’s important to note that age plays no part in this process and it does not apply if you are only temporarily incapacitated.
VAT relief can be applied if you have any one of the following long term conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Physically Disabled
- Terminal illnesses
The list above does not cover every single condition, even HMRC does not provide this. However, it will give you an idea as to the kind of conditions that allow you to claim VAT exemption.
How to Claim VAT Exemption at Careline24
Here at Careline24 we have made the process of obtaining VAT exemption very easy.
You can confirm your VAT relief status when you place your careline alarm order online. VAT exemption is self-certified, meaning there is no need to consult your GP or other medical professional.