VAT Relief on Wigs

VAT Relief on Wigs at Hairlucinationswigs

Can I claim VAT relief on wigs purchased from Hairlucinationswigshop Ltd?

You can claim VAT relief on your wig purchase (the current rate of VAT in the UK is 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 VAT relief on each wig that you buy. If you are unsure whether you qualify for VAT relief, please contact your doctor or consultant for clarification.

For additional advice, please visit the HMRC website. Guidance on VAT relief on the purchase of wigs can be found in the HMRC VAT Notice 701/7 or you can call the National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 for assistance before making a declaration for VAT exemption.

Please be aware that making a false declaration to HMRC is fraudulent and should be avoided at all costs.

What products can I claim against?

HMRC have informed us that VAT relief and/or refunds can only be considered on purchases of wigs, qualifying hairpieces and services.

Accessories (including scarves, turbans, caps) or any aftercare products (including shampoo, conditioner, styling brushes or products) do not qualify for VAT exemption. If you are purchasing a wig using a voucher, any purchases that include VAT must be made separately from your qualifying VAT exempt wig purchase(s).

Do I have to claim the VAT back on wigs purchased from Hairlucinationswigs Ltd?

No. Our website is configured so that customers who have declared themselves as VAT exempt do not pay VAT at source on wig purchases.

If you have purchased a wig at the price including VAT and you are eligible for VAT relief, you can claim a VAT refund by completing our VAT Exemption Declaration Form and posting it to us at the address shown on the form. There may be an administration fee for processing a retrospective claim. A copy of the form may be downloaded HERE. Please note that we must receive the original copy; a photograph or scanned copy of the completed form cannot be accepted.

Wigs where VAT is charged have the wig titles shown in black text. Wigs for VAT exempt customers have the titles shown in red text. If you are VAT exempt, you will not be able to add a wig where VAT is charged to your basket. All accessories have the product titles in black text as VAT is chargeable.

How much is VAT relief?

VAT is currently charged at 20% on all hairdressing and beauty products and services.

The amount of the VAT relief can be confusing, so please remember that it is the amount of VAT that you would have paid (charged at 20% on the price of your wig) that is deducted on a VAT exempt wig and not a discount of 20%.

For example:
If you buy a wig from Hairlucinationswigs for £100 including VAT, then this is made up of the cost of the wig £83.33 plus VAT at the standard rate of 20% (£16.67) which brings the total to £100. If you are VAT exempt, you will pay £83.33 for the same wig. The VAT exemption is not calculated by discounting the price of the wig by 20%.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to VAT exemption on wig purchases from www.hairlucinationswigshop.com (this website).

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 allow access to our collections of VAT exempt wigs prior to completing the checkout process.
  • Orders must be placed by the person who is eligible to reclaim the VAT relief.
  • Incomplete information may delay, or prevent, your order being processed.
  • VAT relief will only be applied to qualifying items in your basket.
  • The online VAT Relief Claim Form is a personal declaration. By 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).
  • You must contact HMRC directly for all queries relating to eligibility. We cannot advise regarding qualification for VAT exemption.
  • VAT relief claims under HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (August 2002) will be processed for purchases made by UK residents only.
  • 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, please refer to 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 download, complete and sign the VAT Relief Claim Form and return this to us.
  • We can only accept the original copy of the completed form. We cannot accept emailed or scanned copies of the form.
  • This VAT Relief Claim Form is a personal declaration. By completing and 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 valid VAT relief claim forms submitted within six months of placing the order. There may be an administrative fee charged for this service.
  • Unless exceptional circumstances apply, all valid VAT relief claim forms will be processed and settled within 28 days of receipt of the competed form.
  • It is always our policy is to refund by the same method of payment.