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How to reclaim VAT on aids and appliances for persons with disabilities

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If you live in Ireland and you have a disability, you may get a refund of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on certain special aids and appliances that you need. People with physical or mental disabilities can avail of these refunds. This includes Assistive Technology products and certain other technologies, both hardware and software, purchased by someone with a disability for their own personal use.

How to apply

You can apply online using eRepayments in Revenue’s myAccount service. You can also apply by completing form VAT61a (pdf) and returning it to Revenue’s Central Repayments Office. The original invoice showing the VAT paid by you is required for the application. More information on the Citizens Information Website.

Your application must be submitted within four years from the end of the taxable VAT period to which the claim relates.