Reduced-rate VAT on Mobility Aids

If you're over 60, then you may not have to pay the standard rate of VAT if you get certain mobility aids installed in your home. Instead, you'll pay a much reduced rate, currently 5%.

The reduced rate of VAT applies to you if you are over 60 and have a qualifying mobility aid supplied and installed in your own home, or a home shared with friends and relations.

You don't have to order and pay for the supply and installation yourself. It can be provided by someone else, or a charity, a local authority, housing association or any other organisation.

You have to be over 60 at the time when the supply and installation takes place.

You won't benefit from the reduced rate if you're simply buying an eligible item - you have to have it both supplied and installed to get the reduction.

For more information click on the website link below.

Contact

Telephone
Website
www.hmrc.gov.uk/tax-on-shopping
Notes

The helpline is open Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 8.00amĀ - 5.00pm

Where to go

Name
HM Revenue & Customs
Address
VAT Disabled and Elderly Reliefs Correspondence S0708
PO Box 205
Bootle
Postcode
L69 9AZ
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