Women's sanitary protection

By Tolley
  • (Updated for Budget 2020)

The following Value Added Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:

  • Women's sanitary protection
  • Reduced-rated products
  • Calculating output VAT due
  • Zero-rating

This guidance note provides an overview of the conditions that must be satisfied before women's sanitary protection can be supplied at the reduced rate of VAT.

VWSP1000 VATA 1994, Sch 7A, Group 4, Item No 1 2006/112/EC , Articles 98 and 99 HMRC Notice 701/18 VWSP2000 SI 2000/2954 The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) Order 2000De Voil V4.417

Reduced-rated products

Products that are designed and marketed for absorbing and collecting menstrual flow or lochia can be zero-rated, including the following:
•sanitary towels and pads
•panty liners (excluding incontinence products). Includes pan

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