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VAT Relief on Our Mobility Scooters

At Wild & Wacky, we understand the confusion that can follow VAT Relief guidelines when it comes to mobility scooters. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help!

On this page, we are going to simply outline everything you need to know about VAT exemption and answer the common questions that you may have. This way, we can all be on the same page and you can get Wild & Wacky with peace of mind.

What You Need to Know

All of the prices shown on the Wild & Wacky website are excluding Value Added Tax (VAT). So, if you qualify for VAT exemption, then you are simply charged the VAT-free amount and you don’t have to bother with the hassle of reclaiming it from the government.

Here are some common questions about VAT relief on mobility scooters answered:

Let’s find out if you qualify for VAT Exemption – If you are chronically sick or disabled, then you qualify to buy mobility products VAT-free. If we look at this from a technical point of view, HMRC defines ‘chronically sick or disabled’ as:
 
–       Physical or mental impairment that has a long-standing and substantial adverse effect on the ability to perform daily activities
–       A condition where doctors treat it as a chronic sickness; for example, diabetes is treated as a terminal illness
 
You are not considered as ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if you have a temporary injury or mobility impairment, like a broken leg, or if you are elderly and frail yet otherwise well and not disabled.
No, age does not impact VAT Exemption. It doesn’t matter if you’re over 60 or in your 20s, if you are chronically sick or disabled, you will qualify for VAT relief. An additional note, if you are over 60, you don’t automatically qualify for VAT relief.
Class 2 mobility scooters that do not exceed 4mph and are intended for use on the pavement can be bought with VAT relief. 

Due to Class 3 mobility scooters being intended for use on the road, they are not usually VAT-free. However, if they have been designed solely for disability and impaired mobility, they can be purchased with VAT relief.

If you have your eye on one of our wonderful and wacky mobility scooters but aren’t sure if it can be bought VAT-free, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask one of our friendly team members.
All you need to provide is a simple declaration as to the nature of your disability at the time of ordering, it’s as easy as that! No proof, doctor’s letter or any reference numbers are needed so you don’t need to worry about that.
Declarations can come in the shape of a form that you usually complete at the point of purchase; this can be in-person or online. By completing and signing this form, you confirm that you meet the criteria for ‘chronically sick or disabled’.

Go Wild & Wacky for Less

We hope this has helped you understand VAT exemption a bit more and doesn’t put you off getting excited about a new mobility scooter! 

If you have any other questions that aren’t mentioned here, please get in touch with us and one of our Wild & Wacky team members will be more than happy to help.

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