VAT Exemption and Reclaims Explained

There are times when VAT can either be reduced, removed or reclaimed. Below we will explain the different options you may have available to you when buying products from ourselves.

As a supply only business, the following options may be available when ordering from ourselves, as your retailer or merchant provider.

Zero Rated VAT For Disabled People
Disabled and chronically ill people can purchase at zero rated VAT on completion of this form. Part 1 is to be completed by Just Value Doors Ltd and Part 2 by the customer, ahead of payment. More information can be found on the Government website here: Financial help form for disabled

DOWNLOAD: Eligibility Declaration Form

Reclaim VAT for Export
VAT can be reclaimed when goods have been shipped to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey. VAT is paid as normal and then reclaimed by providing proof of shipping. This can be by way of a waybill or similar from the transportation company, stating the goods collection and delivery points including weight and time stamps.

Reclaim VAT For Self/DIY Builders
DIY housebuilders can reclaim VAT on their windows and doors. They must initially pay the VAT on their purchase as normal, followed by completing the relevant form below. Then once they receive and send us their certificate/letter from HMRC, we can refund the VAT they initially paid.

The scheme only applies to those building or converting for their own domestic use and occupation and isn’t available for property developers. The claim must be made within 3 months of the building being completed, and they only get one chance to claim.

Just Value Doors Ltd is a supply only business and therefore classed as a retailer or merchant. We in turn are not involved with the installation of any products we supply.

More information can be found on the Government website here: Buildings and Construction (VAT Notice 708) See paragraph 2.2

DOWNLOAD: Housebuilders Claim Form - New Houses
DOWNLOAD: Housebuilders Claim Form - Conversions

FAQ's
Q - Why do I have to claim it back afterwards, shouldn't it be zero rated?
A - It would only be zero rated if the supplier was additionally providing a service. I.e. Installing. More information can be found on the Government website here: Buildings and Construction (VAT Notice 708) See paragraph 12

Q - Is there another option to help me with cash flow?
A - A possible solution is to ask your installer to purchase the products from ourselves on your behalf. If they are VAT registered, they may be able to invoice you for the materials at a zero VAT rate. More information can be found on the Government website here: Buildings and Construction (VAT Notice 708) See paragraph 11.2

We hope this helps you with your VAT matter.

Disclaimer: We are not able to advise on tax related matters and recommend you speak with a qualified accountant. Whilst this information was correct at the time of writing, please check with HMRC for any amendments, updates or additions.

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