[BCAB] VAT EXEMTION Steven Bingham 20 Nov 2012 20:17 GMT
Hi For the definitive answer to what is or is not VAT exempt see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/sectors/consumers/disabled.htm Although it does not really help much. The question is whether or not the features for blind people on the iPhone have been specially designed for them or whether they are considered a normal part of the product. A difficult one and I cant find that a decision has been made. Apple are obliged to collect the VAT unless HMRC has agreed that the product can be VAT exempted. If a decision has been made and the iPhone is exempted then those of us who have already bought iPhones can claim the VAT back through HMRC. It will probably be a tortuous, frustrating and difficult process but it could amount to £125+ if you have the 64GB version then it might be worth pursuing. It all depends on what has or is to be agreed between Apple and HMRC. Steve.