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Is there VAT charged on helmets in the UK and Northern Ireland now? I know they used to be VAT zero as they were a Safety Device. The suppliers up North and Demon Tweeks are all charging VAT now? :starwars:
 

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i'm just asking as a matter of interest.
i heard nothing about the VAT being extended to cover hard hats? i'm sure someone would have given us the heads up on here!
i don't care who i buy anything off as long as the taxman doesn't make 21% or 13.5% profit - it's a gene we are born with in border counties.
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[Edited on 20-5-2006 by teamgibbons]
 

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Originally posted by alan_k
i dont think you get charged the vat up the north as long as you can show them a vat number :detective:
same as down south, what i'm saying is that helmets used to be zero rated for VAT in the North and 21% in the South, it seems to have been changed on the sly.
 

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Helmets are changing next year- the red BSI sticker wont be worth a fuck- the new snell sticker is meant to be the new job- scrutineers are being told by M.I not to tell anyone yet though? dunno why?
 

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Originally posted by Windscreen Hooligan
Helmets are changing next year- the red BSI sticker wont be worth a fuck- the new snell sticker is meant to be the new job- scrutineers are being told by M.I not to tell anyone yet though? dunno why?
FIA must be still collecting the brown envelopes from the manufacturers
 

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you dont need a irish vat number to buy helmets up the north vat free all bsi approved helmets are vat free in the uk it was brought in years ago to encourage bikers to but helmets

as for mi changing the rules reguarding helmets thats highly unlikely to happen next year as it would have to be phased in over a few years and as the are letting us away with out of date suits and belts there hardly going to change the rule for helmets.
 

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Trevor Dunne
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just found this on the latest mi bulletin


"The introduction of annual
Motorsport Ireland Helmet Approval
Stickers for competitors resident in
the Republic of Ireland has been
agreed with immediate effect.
However, it will not be compulsory
to have such stickers applied to helmets
until 1 January 2007.
As an option, Approved stickers will
be available from scrutineers at
Motorsport Ireland events from 1
May for 2006 and will cost €2 each.
Examinations of helmets bearing
the sticker will be carried out much
faster. Rather than examining every
helmet bearing the Approved sticker,
Scrutineers will carry out more
detailed random checks.
Competitors are reminded that it is
their own responsibility to ensure
that their helmet is suitable at all
times for the purpose intended and
that it complies with the appropriate
standard.
HELMET APPROVAL STICKERS"

text from motorsport ireland buletin may 2006 www.motorsportireland.com
 

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Martin Costello
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Originally posted by jp ruth
Ruth motorsport have great prices on helmets:cool::cool::cool::cool:
AS A RETAILOR HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD ANYTHING ABOUT THESE CHANGES SO YOU CAN OFFER US NEW HELMETS WITH FORUM DISCOUNT AT GREAT PRICES? GO TO RUTH MOTORSPORT PRODUCTS FOR THE BEST VALUE AND FRIENDLY SERVICE;)
 

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Was looking at a website for an English company a few days ago and in the Helmet section it had in big red letters "ALL HELMETS VAT EXEMPT" I think however if a helmet is not "E" marked or "BSI" approved then it may be subject to VAT
 

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Originally posted by fatboymotorsport
just found this on the latest mi bulletin


"The introduction of annual
Motorsport Ireland Helmet Approval
Stickers for competitors resident in
the Republic of Ireland has been
agreed with immediate effect.
However, it will not be compulsory
to have such stickers applied to helmets
until 1 January 2007.
As an option, Approved stickers will
be available from scrutineers at
Motorsport Ireland events from 1
May for 2006 and will cost €2 each.
Examinations of helmets bearing
the sticker will be carried out much
faster. Rather than examining every
helmet bearing the Approved sticker,
Scrutineers will carry out more
detailed random checks.
Competitors are reminded that it is
their own responsibility to ensure
that their helmet is suitable at all
times for the purpose intended and
that it complies with the appropriate
standard.
HELMET APPROVAL STICKERS"

text from motorsport ireland buletin may 2006 www.motorsportireland.com
I wonder will this label be recognised by British MSA Scrutineers or will Irish competitors have to buy an MSA sticker when they go across the pond
 

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PETER BOYD
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Just had a look and picked a lid on the Demon Tweeks site and when I go to the checkout of the online store no VAT is added to a helmet however when I looked on Nicky Grists new site and went about buying a lid there he adds 17.5% VAT onto the price at the checkout
 
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