VAT exemption

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  1. honeymunster

    honeymunster Read Only Funster

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    I am just enquiring if anyone knows if there is a limit to how many motorhomes you can buy with vat exemption over a certain period,as I am looking to change my present motorhome for another one in the next couple of months and I have only had my present van for about 11 months,which I had the vat off.
     
  2. TheBig1

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    there is no written ruling on it, and the vat man tends to not notice unless its a silly amount like the chap who bought a new range rover every 2 weeks and sold them at a profit

    I qualify for zero rated VAT on new vans and maintenance, and tend to change my car every 6 or 12 months. that way I don't lose any money when i sell it on. in fact one of the cars I had, a Mitsubishi shogun, I actually got more for the 6 month old car PX than i paid for replacement. that was a one off though

    don't forget you can only have one vehicle vat exempt (well zero rated) at a time. so you cant claim vat relief on a motorhome and a car at the same time, the same with the free tax disc
     
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    You should be fine with over a year between them. After some people did rather take the p**s, they have understandably tightened up a bit on the interpretation of the qualifying 'substantial & permanent' modification to enable a wheelchair user to be transported in or with their wheelchair.
     
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    This has probably been covered many a time before but I am newish here and not good at tracing older threads yet

    Does the MH have to be significantly modified to qualify for VAT relief?

    Or the user designated with a particular level of disability?

    David
     
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    A bit of both.
    See http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/helpsheets/vat1615.pdf

    VAT1616 is the equivalent notice for suppliers.

    Note that very little is defined & there is quite a lot of scope for interpretation. Is short, the scheme is designed for those who need to use a wheelchair (or a stretcher!) & who need to have their vehicle significantly adapted to enable them to use the vehicle.

    Also note:
    The wheelchair user does not have to be the owner of the vehicle, but a user of it.
    The wheelchair user can be a passenger, rather than the driver, but the vehicle must be substantially for their use.
    Modifications commonly supplied for the class of vehicle & used by users who are not wheelchair users do not count. Therefore a swivel seat fitted to a car may qualify, but not if fitted to a motorhome, because lots of motorhomes have swivel seats as standard.
     
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    if like us u realise the van is not quit what you need you decide to change [upgrade] we did not have any issues, paid no vat on new van,the main use of the van is for the disabled persosn use:Rofl1:
     

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