Did you know that Santa can claim back the VAT on specific toys that he delivers to children with additional needs? The most common items on Santa’s list are
- IPads & tablets
- Apps (communication, speech, etc.)
- OT Toys
The rule for Santa is that the toy must be specifically for your child and assist them in some way in communication or independent living. To strengthen Santa’s application then a letter from a therapist recommending the items, makes a huge difference.
Before you ask Santa for this item, you can contact the Revenue to check if you can reclaim the VAT and they will inform you of the steps to take. Santa will also need a specific VAT reclaim form that I can send on to him if he doesn’t already have it.
Below are some examples of other items that VAT can be claimed back on:
- Drinking & eating aids
- Hoists and lifting equipment
- Stair lifts & walking aids
- Communication aids
- List can be expanded.
Once Santa receives a cheque back in the post then he may also be entitled to claim it back on his Med 1 form. This allows Santa to receive an additional 20% off.
I hope Santa is kind to all our families and I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a great Christmas and hope to talk to you again in 2017.