VAT Relief

VAT Relief On Wigs UK

You can claim the VAT back on your wig purchase (currently at 20%) if you have alopecia, are receiving chemotherapy, are chronically sick or have a disabling condition. It does not matter how many wigs you purchase, you still have the right to claim back the VAT on each wig that you buy.

If you are unsure if you can claim back the VAT, please contact your doctor for clarification. For additional advice, go to  https://www.gov.uk/ or call on 0300 123 1073, Option 1 for assistance.

HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM - You need a VAT eligibility declaration form for a disabled person. This form can be found below.

VAT exemption eligibility form

Fill out page 2 of this form and email it to daretowearyourhair1@gmail.com or print this form off and send it to: daretowearyourhair wig store, 30 Bishops Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M250HS

You have 2 choices: for either choice you must leave a note at checkout saying you are eligible for VAT exemption. Please state your name and contact email address and phone number (optional).

1)  Order your wig at full price and once you are certain you are going to keep it, return the form and we will refund you the 20%.

2)  Send us back the form and once we receive it you can order your wig and receive the refund immediately.

Making a false declaration to the HMRC is fraudulent and is to be avoided at all costs!

What products can I claim on?

HMRC have informed us that VAT refunds can only be considered on purchases of wigs and qualifying hairpieces. VAT cannot be reclaimed for any accessories (including scarves, turbans, caps) or any aftercare products (including shampoo, conditioner, styling brushes or products).

How much is VAT relief?

VAT at the current rate - 20% The amount of the VAT relief can be confusing, so please remember that it is the amount of VAT that you have paid (charged at 20% on the price of your wig) and it is this amount that will be refunded and not a 20% discount.

It can be quite difficult to explain but I will try to show you in the following example: If you buy a wig from our store at £100 then this is made up of the cost of the wig £83.33 plus VAT at the standard rate of 20% (£16.67) and this brings the total to £100. This means that £16.67 will be refunded to you. It is not calculated by offering you a 20% discount from the purchase price of £100 which would be £20.00.

Terms and Conditions

VAT Relief Claims (Online) Under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002)

  • If you are eligible to reclaim your VAT under the HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002), you can complete the online VAT Relief Claim Form and electronically sign this form to deduct the VAT from your qualifying items prior to completing the checkout process.
  • Orders must be placed by the person who is eligible to reclaim the VAT relief.
  • Incomplete information will delay, or prevent your order being processed.
  • VAT relief can only be applied to qualifying items in your basket.
  • The online VAT Relief Claim Form is a personal declaration, electronically signing the form you are verifying that you are eligible to reclaim the VAT as defined in HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002).
  • Please contact HMRC directly for all queries relating to eligibility.
  • VAT relief claims under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002) will not be processed for orders to the Channel Islands and outside the EU.
  • VAT relief claims under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002) may be processed for EU residents if they take possession of the qualifying items whilst in the UK.

If you cannot meet the criteria for an online claim, see VAT Relief Claims (Alternative) Under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002)

VAT Relief Claims (Alternative Under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002):

  • If you are eligible to reclaim your VAT under the HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002), and have been unable (for whatever reason) to complete this online you must complete and sign the VAT Relief Claim Form and return this to us.
  • We will not accept emailed or scanned copies of the form.
  • This VAT Relief Claim Form is a personal declaration and by signing the form you are verifying that you are eligible to reclaim the VAT as defined in HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002).
  • Please contact HMRC directly for all queries relating to eligibility.
  • VAT relief claims under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002) will not be processed for orders to the Channel Islands and outside the EU.
  • VAT relief claims under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002) may be processed for EU residents if they take possession of the qualifying items whilst in the UK.
  • Our policy is to refund VAT on VAT relief claim forms submitted within six months of placing the order. This is a free of charge service.
  • Unless exceptional circumstances apply, all VAT relief claim forms will be processed and settled within 28 days of receipt.
  • Our policy is to refund by the same method of payment.It is possible to make a historical claim for purchases over 6 months from the date of the order. These are assessed on an individual basis and administration costs may be incurred.

 

IF COSTS ARE INCURRED THESE ARE CHARGED AS FOLLOWS:

  • All requests for historical information for orders between six months and four years will be charged £10.00, which is required in advance. Your information will be sent you within 40 days of the fee being processed.
  • If it is not possible to refund you by the same method of payment, a £10.00 charge per VAT relief claim will be applied. If any other costs are applicable, we will inform you of these prior to your claim being processed.