Updated: Sep 2, 2019
Shut the front door and stop the actual press!
Botox nor nail fungus treatments will now be taxed after London clinic, Skin Rehab lost a tribunal with HMRC fight claiming they are medical procedures.
Tribunal Judge Zaman wrote that a clinic in Richmond had not satisfied her that the ‘principal purpose’ of the ‘injectable treatments’ was to ‘protect, restore or maintain’ health, rather than ‘for cosmetic reasons’.
This raises the question as to whether all practitioners will have to begin paying their due for treatments, like Botox and fillers, using that old chestnut statement: 'that the ‘principal purpose’ of the ‘injectable treatments’ was to ‘protect, restore or maintain’ health, rather than ‘for cosmetic reasons'.
I mean it distresses me greatly when I have wrinkles and my cheeks are not as perky as they used to be but does wanting to look younger give me a medical problem? Probably not.
You can read more about this case here in The Metro
This will no doubt leave numerous clinics and practitioners liable for unpaid tax and may mark the rise of treatment pricing moving forward. What do you think?
The price of beauty will rise according to The Times
Have you been asked to sign a consent form that states you are having a medical treatment when you were electively having fillers or Botox for anti-ageing? get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org