VAT Exemptions

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Walking sticks eligible for VAT relief for disabled users

VAT Exemptions

If you have a long-term illness or you are disabled, you won't have to pay VAT when you buy any of our orthopaedic walking sticks for your own personal or domestic use.

Please download, complete, sign and date this form or (If you can't sign the written declaration yourself, the signature of your parent, guardian, doctor or another responsible person is acceptable on the declaration)

Please post the declaration to us (Emilyhannah Ltd, 67 High Street, Cottenham, Cambs, CB24 8SA) for us to complete and keep for our records and for the VAT controller.

Next, please email us or call us and we will email you a special code so you can purchase your stick VAT free

Your Questions Answered

What counts as a long-term illness or disabled?

For VAT purposes, you have a long-term illness or you're disabled if you meet any of the following conditions:

You have a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon your ability to carry out everyday activities
You have a condition that the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes
You are terminally ill

So, you won't qualify if you are elderly but otherwise able-bodied, or if you're only temporarily disabled or incapacitated.

You don't have to physically buy the goods in person. If your parent, guardian or wife or husband buys the goods and services for you, then you won't be charged VAT.

What counts as personal or domestic use?

Personal or domestic use means that the goods or services are supplied for your own private use, rather than for business purposes. Also, the goods or services must be just for your own use - not for use by anyone else, or chronically sick or disabled people in general. However, if you and your partner are both chronically sick or disabled and you buy goods or services for both of you to use, then you won't have to pay VAT.

More information

You can find out more about VAT reliefs for disabled people on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

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