IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Can You claim VAT back?
Closed Thread
Views: 5,519
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
WOW Factor 0
Old 15-06-2007, 10:30 PM
MoneySaving Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1
Smile Can You claim VAT back?


My husband is a HGV Technician and he has been told that he could claim the VAT back on tools he has bougt for work.

Does any one know if he can claim the VAT back and if so how do we go about it?

It would be fantastic if we could because he has spent 4673 on tools in the last 3 years and we have receipts!


foxy557 is offline
Report Post
# 2
Old 15-06-2007, 10:33 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,576

Don't think it's the VAT he can claim however I think he can claim as part of his normal tax deductions, how much it is I don't know sorry !!
ITV Winners Club #87
debsy42 is online now
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to debsy42 For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
Bean Counter
Old 16-06-2007, 7:21 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,426

Hi Foxy,

I agree with Debsy. Husband can not claim VAT back for the tools that he bought as he is not VAT registered.

He can claim then as a tax deductible expense as I assume that they are essential for his job and the employer does not provide them. I would write to the tax office, enclosing photocopies of any receipts, and he should receive a repayment of tax (depending on when he bought them.)
Bean Counter is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to Bean Counter For This Useful Post: Show me >>
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT. The time now is 8:08 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 25 March 2015

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed


Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

MSE's Twitter Feed