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.)
- T. Toys
- Eating and drinking aids
- Braille books
- Communication aids
- Specific footwear
For a comprehensive list click on http://www.assistireland.ie/eng/
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/professional/doctor 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 to reclaim form which you can download on the revenue website.
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 as a tax rebate.
I hope Santa is kind to all our families and I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a great Christmas.
I really appreciated the opportunity to have met so many great parents in 2018 and hope the work we did together has made a difference to your child’s future.
Speak to you all again in 2019!