VAT re­fund on equip­ment pur­chased for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties will now be able to claim a re­fund on equip­ment ex­penses un­der a new scheme launched by Fi­nance Min­is­ter Ed­ward Sci­cluna yes­ter­day.

Sci­cluna de­scribed how se­verely dis­abled peo­ple will be able to claim their VAT re­fund on equip­ment val­ued up to €12,000. Eli­gi­bil­ity for re­funds varies de­pend­ing on the de­gree to which a per­son is dis­abled. Those who have a level two dis­abil­ity are en­ti­tled to a VAT re­fund of equip­ment worth up to €8,000, while those with a level three dis­abil­ity are en­ti­tled to a re­fund on pur­chases up to €4,000.

Ad­dress­ing the press, Sci­cluna ex­plained that no spe­cific equip­ment was tar­geted, but a wide ar­ray such as breath­ing aides and guide dogs were in­cluded.

Sci­cluna said that this move would act as an in­cen­tive for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, as with the trust fund scheme and a min­i­mum wage for all those whose con­di­tion pre­vents them from work­ing.

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