Supplying Work to the Disabled - VAT issues

My company has been contracted to undertake some specialist work for a number of disabled persons on equipment in their homes. I have heard there are various supplies of services which are supplied to people with disabilities which do not have VAT charged on their supply. Is this true?

1st July 2008

If you supply certain types of goods or services to disabled people then the supply can be zero rated, and no VAT needs to be charged. The following services may qualify for relief: installing zero-rated equipment which has been designed solely for use by a disabled person

  • adaptation of goods to suit a disabled person condition
  • repair and maintenance of equipment designed solely for use by disabled people
  • certain building alterations.

There are 3 conditions must be met in order for these services to qualify for zero rating and your accountant will be able to supply further details.

By Jo Nockels

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