Can you claim VAT relief on wigs?
Can I claim back the VAT on my wig?
You can claim the VAT back on your wig purchase (currently at 20%) if you have alopecia, are receiving chemotherapy, chronically sick or have a disabling condition.
You can purchase as many wigs as you like and still claim back the VAT on every wig that you buy!
If you aren’t sure whether you can claim back the VAT, please visit this link HMRC Helpline or call 0300 123 1073 for advice.
Remember that making a false declaration to the HMRC is considered fraudulent, please make sure before you do!
Can I only claim on wigs?
HMRC advise that VAT refunds can only be considered for purchases of qualifying wigs and hairpieces.
You cannot reclaim VAT on any accessories (this includes scarves, turbans, caps) or any aftercare products (this includes shampoo, conditioner, styling brushes or products).
HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7 (December 2014) - link to the HM Revenue and Customs website.
How much is VAT relief worth?
The current rate of VAT is 20%. Figuring out the amount you will be refunded can be a little complicated, so we will sort that out for you.
Simply place your order as normal and we will be in touch to help you through the process.
Or alternatively drop us an email first! We are happy either way!
What information do I need to provide?
When you purchase a wig, we will send you a quick email requesting some basic information:
- Full name
- Medical condition
- Name & address of GP
Once we have this information, we will process your discounted order immediately and send you an email containing the details of your VAT reduction.
You will only need to do this once!
We will update your account to show that you are entitled to VAT relief on all future orders!