Re: [BCAB] VAT exemption on VoiceOver products Vince Thacker 18 Oct 2012 12:55 BST
Sounds as if the Apple Store had this very well sorted out. You can get VAT exemptions on all sorts of things, but the procedure can be a lot more cumbersome. The rules are spelt out here.... http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/sectors/consumers/disabled.htm Vince. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "'BCAB Discussion List'" <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:50 AM Subject: [BCAB] VAT exemption on VoiceOver products > All, > > I had the opportunity of visiting the Apple store in Belfast yesterday. > While there, I discovered that people who are registered as blind, deaf or > deaf-blind are entitled to receive VAT exemption on VoiceOver products. > That is to say, the Mac range, iPad, iPhone, and iPod range. This does > not > include any accessories. All you need to do is take some kind of proof if > your impairment is not obvious, and complete and sign the VAT exemption > form > a store staff member will give you. You can then purchase your VoiceOver > product there and then. > > This information was offered to me without my even thinking about asking > as > I had absolutely no idea Apple products come under VAT exemption. > > I thought you might like to know. > > Kind Regards, > > Jackie Cairns > > > -- > To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, > please visit our website: > http://www.bcab.org.uk/ > > To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our > website: > http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ > > To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email > firstname.lastname@example.org.