Perhaps someone can give me some wisdom on this...
When you buy adult nappies from a mobility store, they often ask if you'd like to sign a VAT exemption form and therefore get the product without VAT...i.e. cheaper. Now, if there was an incontinence issue, then this would make perfect sense. But, as I am buying for emotional/psychological reasons, I feel it would be dishonest to sign for this exemption. So, today, when I was buying nappies and I was asked whether I would like to sign this form, I said I didn't have VAT exemption, to which the cashier explained that all incontinence products could be VAT exempt because it is for incontinence, and that allows exemption. It would have been pretty difficult to get around this one without signing the form, which I did, leaving my name, address and signature. I played dumb and said, 'Ohh, I thought it was some sort of NHS exemption thing, oh right ok, that's great then...' And I bought the nappies at the VAT exempt price.
1. Did I do anything fraudulent?
2. Will they be able to check whether there is a medical need recorded to the name I provided? (Surely medical records are private?)
3. If I buy from that shop again, what is likely to happen? Will I sign again? Will they become suspicious?
I'm having a tiredness-induced paranoid moment I think!