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Zero rated VAT

Most people are eligible for zero rated VAT when purchasing a stairlift. There are two types of VAT exemption which provide discounts to chronically ill and disabled people and seniors over 60.

Stairlifts and VAT

0% VAT – If the person applying suffers chronic illness or is disabled, then this total exemption from VAT will cover them for domestic and personal use. Chronically sick or disabled means the following:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a long term and adverse effect upon the ability to fulfill everyday activities. This includes conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart conditions etc.
  • A condition that is medically certified as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes.
  • A person who is terminally ill.

5% VAT relief – If the person applying is over 60, but is NOT eligible for 0% VAT, they can get a reduced rate of 5% VAT, for the supply and installation of a stairlift. This reduced rate only applies to stairlifts in domestic circumstances.

Am I eligible to get a VAT discount on a stairlift?

If you would like to check the conditions for VAT relief, you can view notice 701/7 VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue & Customs website. Or you can call the National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000.

Form to apply for 0% VAT on a stairlift

The person applying must be sure of their VAT relief eligibility before completing the declaration. The products ordered must be for that person only, or installed in a domestic situation.  Our surveyor will ask you to complete this declaration during our visit.

F124a VAT form with Mobility Aid

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