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You can apply for a VAT refund on building materials and services if you’re:
This is known as the ‘DIY housebuilders’ scheme’. You can only make one claim for a VAT refund under the scheme.
There is a separate guide to VAT if you’re working in the construction industry.
If you completed building work before 5 December 2023, you must apply no more than 3 months after finishing.
If you completed building work on or after 5 December 2023, you must apply no more than 6 months after finishing.
Check if you’re eligible and find out how to claim. The process is different depending on what you’re building.
Reclaim VAT on a self build.
Reclaim VAT on a building you converted into a home.
Reclaim VAT on a building used by a charity for non-profit purposes.
Contact the DIY and House Building VAT Enquiries Team if you have questions.
DIY and House Building VAT Enquiries Team
Telephone: 0300 322 7073
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
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