VAT exception is applicable to UK and European customers who wear wigs for medical reasons only. Customers that wear wigs due to alopecia, chemotherapy treatment, or any other medical condition that causes hair loss and is confirmed by a GP, are classed as necessity wearers and are eligible for VAT free wigs. If you fall under this category, you are entitled to receive the VAT off the cost of your wig or piece.
Exemption on VAT is available whether you purchase from over the phone or the internet. Telephone orders or internet orders will require a VAT Exemption request to be completed for prices to be quoted without VAT.
To claim the VAT from your purchase, simply complete the form when you reach the My Basket page.
You can also complete our on-line form at www.wigsuk.com/TaxExemptDisabled
HM Customs and Excise Declaration:
10.3 Importation of goods for disabled persons: eligibility declaration by a disabled person.
Please note that there are penalties for making false declarations.
VAT Relief – Application on-line
To apply a zero tax rate to your goods, you are required by Customs and Excise to complete a declaration stating that you have a qualifying illness or disability.
Please read the Notice 701/7 VAT Reliefs pdf above for further details, section “4.2 Medical and surgical appliances” might be of interest.
Please note that we use your email address in place of your signature.
Eligibility declaration by a disabled person
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 Notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people or contact the National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 before signing the declaration.
What happens next… By proceeding our system will raise a declaration based on the details that you have completed in the form above. The declaration will be safely and securely stored in our files in case of a future tax inspection by Customs and Excise. A copy of the declaration will also be forwarded to your email address along with a unique reference for future use. Finally, all tax on qualifying goods will be deducted from your current order. Please note, postage does NOT qualify for zero-rate tax.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this document on-line.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive VAT free wigs, you should consult VAT Notice 701/7 VAT relief for disabled people or contact the National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 before signing the declaration.