Tim Baker Joins Snowbird Finance from Shawbrook Bank

Snowbird Finance is delighted to announce that Tim Baker has joined the team as National Sales Manager to grow and increase Snowbird Finance's patient finance offering under the brand of...



Treatment Finance has been a really valuable business tool for the practice. We have been able to help patients spread the cost of their spectacle purchase in monthly manageable amounts, resulting in a positive impact to our business


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The majority of optical businesses operate with the 'de minimis' system which allows opticians to claim back VAT on the purchase of exempt equipment and the recoverable tax on residual non-attributable purchases of up to, but not exceeding £625 a month, £1,875 a quarter or £7,500 a year.

By spreading the VAT you can reduce the risk of exceeding (and thereby compromising) your VAT de minimis limit.

Please contact us to talk about your individual VAT circumstances.

Download our Practical Guide to VAT de minimis here

You have sole responsbility for the management of your tax and legal affairs. We recommend that you obtain your own independent tax and legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances. Snowbird Finance does not provide tax or legal advice.