Many of the healthcare accessories and daily living aids in GKG Solutions Ltd online shop and catalogue are available to purchase without Value Added Tax (VAT). If you are eligible to receive this VAT relief you can complete an online declaration (this can be completed when registering with the website or from the "My Account " section once logged in) and enjoy your shopping experience without paying any VAT.
Where a product is eligible for VAT exemption, this will be clearly marked on the item's individual page. Any products that you add to your basket that are eligible for VAT relief will not have the relevant VAT added to the basket total. This will only happen if you've completed the VAT exemption declaration as described above. Products that are not eligible for VAT relief will have 20% added to them automatically in your basket, regardless of whether or not a VAT exemption declaration has been made.
When making your VAT exemption declaration, GKG Solutions Ltd will ask for certain personal details (ie name, email address, etc.). These will never be used for marketing purposes; instead they are taken as an assurance that a conscious decision has been made by yourself to claim VAT relief based on your personal needs. GKG Solutions Ltd use these details as a "digital signature", confirming that you have signed the declaration in the absence of any other means for GKG Solutions Ltd to receive your actual signature. GKG Solutions Ltd will also need to take the nature of the illness for which VAT is being exempted, this is a legal requirement and the law requires that you be as specific as you can when filling in this information.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive goods or services Zero-Rated for VAT you should consult your local VAT office before signing any declaration. Section 39.2 of the VAT Act 1983 provides for severe penalties for any-one who makes use of a document which they know to be false for the purposes of obtaining VAT relief.