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Exported goods supplied to British forces personnel based outside the VAT territory of the EC may be eligible for zero-rating VAT, provided that the supplier holds

  • a written order from the member of the forces confirming that they are based outside the EC, or
  • sufficient information confirming that the BFPO number is outside the VAT territory of the EC.  Click here for a list of BFPO numbers and locations.
  • evidence of delivery to the BFPO depot in the UK. are a good example of a supplier that refunds VAT.

For more information, visit the HM Revenue and Customs website here.