Buy a wheelchair accessible vehicle from Brotherwood Automobility and pay no VAT

Industry: Automotive

If you are looking around for wheelchair accessible vehicles, you may be worried about the price. When it comes to transport, however, buying a vehicle could cost a lot less than you might expect.

Dorset (PRUnderground) January 25th, 2012

If you or a loved one are looking around for wheelchair accessible vehicles, you may be worried about the price. Those with mobility issues often face additional costs when adjusting access, appliances and fixtures and fittings around the home. When it comes to transport, however, good news is at hand: buying a vehicle with Brotherwood Automobility could cost much less than you might expect, especially as you should not have to pay any VAT on your purchase. For clarity, we have outlined the most important issues regarding the relevancy and occurrence of this tax on mobility cars.

In order to ensure that you are not liable to pay VAT on your automobility vehicle, you need to follow just a few simple rules. First and foremost, the vehicle in question has to have been converted to seat disabled travellers, whether they are a driver or passenger. Secondly, it must primarily be for the domestic or personal use of the person for whom it was adapted. It is possible for the vehicle to be used tax-free in a working capacity, provided this is in addition to its normal domestic usage. Buying the vehicle and then employing it as a taxi, of course, voids the tax-free advantage of owning such a car. It is also important to note that the VAT exemption does not apply to buses; currently, it is only vehicles with 12 seats or less that benefit from the clause. The servicing and repairs of automobility vehicles is also eligible for the VAT saving, as long as the appropriate declaration is filled out, signed and presented to the right garage.

By choosing Brotherwood Automobility, you will be able to make a saving twice over. Not only are our used mobility cars all VAT free, the great value offered in our showroom is also unbeatable. Contact us today and browse our brilliantly designed, spacious and attractive range of vehicles.

Editor’s Notes:

Brotherwood Automobility are a specialist company that have been converting vehicles into Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles since 1985.

The company, which now has 58 members of staff and a turnover of more than £7 million, converts vehicles to allow wheelchair passengers across the world to travel seated in their wheelchairs. It exports internationally as far as Australia, Asia and South Africa, as well as Europe.
The company also buys back and refurbishes used vehicles for resale.


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