In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief'.is
This listing is for spare parts for the Bathmaster SonarisCombining superb functionality and outstanding performance with great design, the Bathmaster Sonaris sets the standard for safe independent bathing. With an all plastic construction the Sonaris is easy to clean and maintain, and is strong and robust ensuring complete stability. Sufficiently lightweight to be easily manageable, it fits into the bath with the minimum of effort. The Sonaris has been designed to provide a comfortable and supportive bathing position which may be further enhanced with the addition of the optional pads. The single button operation allows the user to descend and keep the backrest upright or to recline back to a more comfortable position, whilst retaining ample leg room to relax in the bath. The hand controller incorporates a superior battery delivering market leading performance. It incorporates a host of useful features, including audible and visual alarms to signify operation and battery charge levels, and a handy sleep function to preserve the battery life. • Modular and portable, a two piece powered plastic reclining bathlift that fits most shapes and sizes of baths • Sucker feet that may be angled in any direction to suit the curvature of the bath to ensure stability and safety in use • Contoured seat and backrest for support and comfort. May be used with or without the covers • Two lightweight components that simply click together facilitating quick and simple assembly, installation and removal • Designed with convenient holding points on each component to ease carrying and transportation • Large side flaps to allow easy transfer on to and off of the Bathmaster Sonaris • Easily operated by lightly pressing the large control pads, which are textured to assist the visually impaired • An audible bleep and warning light identify when the battery requires charging, and when to stop using the bathlift. This helps users to ensure the battery is always charged and improves its reliability and performance • A built in safety mechanism ensures the bathlift will not lower if there is insufficient charge in the battery to raise the user • Smooth steady action plus a transition interval between reaching the base of the bath and reclining allows the user to remain in a controlled position increasing confidence and security. • The preferred angle of recline can be selected by the user enabling the most comfortable and suitable position to be chosen • Includes fixing holes which accommodate an extensive r Key Features and Benefits
Aids 4 Mobility uses Royal Mail, Parcel Force, DPD, Hermes, TNT and UPS. We have chosen these couriers based on their reliability and cost-effective delivery solutions. This helps us to keep your order costs as low as possible.
There is FREE DELIVERY* on all orders over £30.00 excluding VAT to all UK mainland addresses and for most non-mainland UK addresses.
Orders up to £30.00 excluding VAT are only £3.95 P and P
If you are looking to have orders delivered outside the UK mainland, please contact us for a quotation. We will do our best to keep the delivery costs as low as we can.
Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process
In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.
Who is eligible for VAT relief?
You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:
have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities;
have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness - like diabetes, for example;
are terminally ill
VAT Relief on our Disability Aids
All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.
How VAT relief works
If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.
More information from HMRC
You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.
The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).