VAT Eligibility Declaration (for a charity)


If the funds to purchase items come from a charitable source  or if you are chronically sick or disabled, you may be eligible to receive goods or services without paying Value Added Tax (VAT).  If so you can complete this declaration and Smirthwaite will not charge VAT on any appropriate purchases you make, saving you 20% at the time of purchase.

Chronically sick is defined as a long term or long lasting illness condition such as diabetes. Disabled is defined as a mental or physical disability that may occur during a person's lifetime or may be present from birth and has a serious effect on their ability to carry out everyday life.

Vat Eligibility Declaration (for a charity)

Please complete the following electronic form to register for vat eligibility

Please note there are penalties for making false declarations.

If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive goods or services zero-rated for vat you should consult vat notice 701/7 vat reliefs for disabled people or contact the National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 before completing the declaration.


Declare that the charity named above is receiving from G & S Smirthwaite Ltd 17 Wentworth Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6TL, the following goods which are to be made available to a disabled person or persons for domestic or personal use

I claim relief from value added tax.

I confirm I qualify to claim relief from VAT under the rules laid out in Notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people & the declaration I have made above is accurate & true. I understand that BCSC is responsible for ensuring all conditions are m


*Please note, if you eligible for VAT exemption or have not completed this declaration VAT may be charged.

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