With the growing demand of specialist mental health beds and the shortage of NHS supply (as publicised in the media over the past couple of years) we knew that there were many customers that were suffering. So in 2013, we also introduced specialist beds, mattresses and furniture meeting the requirements of those with mental health demands or challenging behaviours such as autism & psychiatric disabilities. We also knew that these can be expensive for the average family or customer, so we decided that it would be a great service to offer VAT Relief for charities and for customers suffering from a disability.
UK VAT Exemption
You are eligible for UK VAT Exemption if you are a chronically sick or a disabled individual and the products are for your own personal use, 'Chronic' meaning; persisting for a long time or constantly recurring. Also, if you are a registered charity where the goods are made available to a disabled individual for personal and domestic use.
VAT Exemption Relief is available on specific products only at The Reinforced Bed Company, which are clearly identified on the individual product page and in the shopping cart. VAT Exemption Relief is only available for registered disabled individuals or charities supporting such users, and available on specific products only. If eligible for VAT Exemption Relief, you can apply by completing and signing our VAT Relief Form.
This form must be submitted after completing your checkout. We will then review your application after you have completed your payment, and if successful, refund your VAT to your original payment method. Refunds can take up to 2-3 working days. If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive goods or services zero-rated for VAT you should consult Reliefs from VAT for disabled and older people (VAT Notice 701/7) on the HM Revenue and Customs website or contact the National Advice Service on 0300 200 3700 before signing the declaration.
* Please note there are penalties for making false declarations.