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Why do we display prices with and without VAT on our website?

We sell to both businesses and home office consumers. This typically means that VAT implications are different to a business, than an individual.

If you are an individual

If you are an individual, there's unfortunately no way of getting around paying VAT on office furniture - this isn't unique to us, it is a requirement by the UK government (and is law) that as a business, we must charge VAT. This is no different to if you were to make your weekly grocery shop - you also have to pay 20% VAT on this too (with certain product exemptions). However, unlike your local supermarket, they only show the +VAT price because sales are specific to individual consumers and not businesses.

If you are a business

We welcome business custom and that's why we make it easier for those businesses that are registered for VAT to find out what the pre-VAT price is. You'll know if your business is VAT registered because you will either complete a quarterly or yearly VAT return and have over £81,000 in yearly sales (updated 1st April 2014 from £79,000).

If you are below the mandatory £81k VAT threshhold, you can register for VAT, even if your turnover is only £10k per year and then reap the rewards of buying products from Kit Out My Office and reclaiming tax paid.

All businesses and individuals have to pay VAT

Even if a business is VAT registered, VAT still has to be paid at time of making any purchase online from our store and is then reclaimed when you submit your VAT return.


Please note: this article is strictly to be used on the understanding of why we show pre and post VAT prices and is not to be misconstrued as financial advice.

Why buy from Kit Out My Office?

  • 10 Year Guarantee

    10 Year Guarantee

    All of our furniture is made to the highest standards, and we’re so confident in them, we offer a 10 year guarantee

  • Free Next Day Delivery

    Free Next Day Delivery

    Most of our furniture has free UK mainland delivery the next working day, if you order before 1pm

  • Made In The UK

    Made In The UK

    We make all of our office furniture at our 40,000 sq ft factory in the heart of West Yorkshire

  • No Minimum Order

    No Minimum Order

    We cater for all office needs - from home office to full office refits - all with no minimum order quantity

  • Easy Returns

    Easy Returns

    If you are not happy with your order, simply send it back within 60 days (furniture) or 7 days (chairs) for a refund (terms apply)

  • Environment First

    Environment First

    We hold ISO and FSC certificates because we consider people, wildlife, and the environment at all times