VAT Exemption Explained
WHAT IS A VAT EXEMPTION OR PURCHASING PRODUCTS AT ZERO RATE OF VAT?
The first is that the item itself must be eligible to be supplied at 0% rate of VAT. Eligible items that qualify will clearly be identified on our web site at checkout, so you don’t need to worry about what item does and does not qualify.
Secondly, the person that the item is for, and not necessarily the person purchasing the item (because you may be purchasing on behalf of someone else) must meet the conditions below:
If you (or the person you are buying for) meet these conditions, then you can purchase the item at a 0% rate of VAT.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
In order to turn the VAT exemption option on, you'll need to tick the little box that is at the end of this sentence:
Read here & tick if you’re disabled/chronically ill & a UK resident eligible for 0% VAT on this product: □
Examples of conditions/products that qualify for VAT exemption are:
Diabetes, COPD, Crohn's disease, incontinence products etc.
Please note: temporary illnesses, injuries and conditions do not apply for VAT exemption.
For example: broken legs, pregnancy, haemorrhoids.
If you are in any doubt as to your status, please check with your local Customs and Excise VAT office who will be able to confirm your eligibility.
VAT is chargeable on the delivery charge (if chosen), as this is NOT exempt from VAT.