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Military and Tax Free Sales
Military and Tax Free Sales
For over 30 years, we’ve been proudly dedicated to providing civilians and Military and Diplomatic personnel with the facility to buy competitively priced vehicles. 
 
We use the proven expertise of our Tax Free Sales specialists via our dealer network here in the UK.
 
Military and Diplomatic Tax Free Sales
You can buy a vehicle free of UK VAT if you are:
  • a full time serving member of HM Forces or the Diplomatic Service posted overseas, and are taking the vehicle with you
  • a foreign national on posting to the UK as a member of the Visiting Forces or the Diplomatic Service
Military Tax Paid Sales
We also provide additional support to military personnel for tax paid sales.
You can apply to buy a Ford car with additional support if you are a full time serving member, retiree or veteran of HM Forces, based in the UK.
Any questions?
We can help you and the Ford Dealer network with all HM Revenue and Customs exemption programmes, including form filling, vehicle suitability and availability, plus details of your local Ford Dealership.

Call us at the sales helpline on 0044 (0)1277 252888 option 3 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email us on taxfree@ford.com. You can also write to us at Military & Tax-Free Sales, Ford Motor Company Room 1/608A, Eagle Way, Warley, Essex, CM13 3BY, England.
Non-military Tax Free Sales eligibility
You can buy a vehicle free of UK VAT if you intend:
  • to live outside the country for a period of time and are taking the vehicle with you
  • to export it permanently
Any questions?
We can help you and the Ford Dealer network with all HM Revenue and Customs exemption programmes, including form filling, vehicle suitability and availability, plus details of your local Ford Dealership.

Call us at the sales helpline on 0044 (0)1277 252888 option 3 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email us on taxfree@ford.com. You can also write to us at Military & Tax-Free Sales, Ford Motor Company Room 1/608A, Eagle Way, Warley, Essex, CM13 3BY, England.
Ford Credit offers a 'Credit Sale' finance product that can be used for vehicles that are being exported from the UK  (for at least six months) by Forces personnel.  It provides legal title to the goods at the outset of the finance agreement.  As export vehicles are purchased for use outside of the UK, they are exempt from UK VAT.  However, a customer exporting one of these vehicles may remain liable to pay the local VAT upon arrival in another country. Please note – where VAT is not paid, proof of eligibility to support the zero-rating must be supplied to Ford Credit (e.g. export form 411).  Other hire purchase finance programmes may also be offered for Military personnel – ask your Ford Dealer for more details.

Eligible

Eligible Purchasers* Under Programme Tax Free /
Tax Paid
Member of UK armed forces - based in the UK TP
Retired member of the UK armed forces - based in the UK TP
Ex- Service Personnel including Veterans - based in the UK TP
Member of the Royal Fleet Auxillary - based in the UK TP
Member of UK armed forces - based overseas TF
UK forces military dependent (wife etc) based overseas TF
Member of non UK armed forces (e.g.US Forces) - based in the UK TF
Member of non UK armed forces(e.g. US Forces) - based overseas TF
Non UK forces military dependent (wife etc) based overseas TF
Non UK military base based in UK purchasing a base vehicle TF
Civilian support (teacher / doctor etc) on UK forces military base overseas TF
Civilian support (teacher / doctor etc) on non UK forces military base overseas TF
Desk based / other worker - working for UK MOD abroad TF
Desk based / other worker - working for non UK Defence organisation abroad TF
UK diplomat - based overseas TF
UK diplomatic support staff (embassy staff etc) based overseas TF
Non UK diplomat - based in UK TF
Non UK diplomat - based overseas TF
Non UK diplomatic support staff (embassy employees / payroll) based overseas TF
Private individual (UK passport) who wishes to export a vehicle for use abroad TF
Private individual (non UK passport) who wishes to export a vehicle for use abroad TF

* All eligible purchasers must provide valid documentation to prove their current or former military status. Please contact the Ford Tax Free Sales Helpdesk or your supplying dealer to confirm the documents accepted as proof of status.

May Be Eligible

Purchasers Who May Be Eligible Tax Free / Tax Paid Criteria
Civilian support (teacher / doctor etc) on non UK forces military base in UK TF Dependant on a stamped C&E 941 Form
Non UK diplomatic support staff (embassy employees / payroll) based in UK TF Dependant on stamped c428, C426 or TX26 Form

 
Member of an International Organisation based in the UK - Listed in Diplomatic List Publication PLEASE CONTACT FORD TAX FREE SALES HELPDESK FOR CLARIFICATION
Member of an International Organisation based abroad - Listed in Diplomatic List Publication PLEASE CONTACT FORD TAX FREE SALES HELPDESK FOR CLARIFICATION
Not Eligible for Programme
UK forces military dependent (wife etc) based in UK
Non UK forces military dependent (wife etc) based in UK
Civilian support (teacher / doctor etc) on UK forces military base in UK
Desk based / other worker - working for UK MOD in UK
Desk based / other worker - working for non UK Defence organisation in UK
UK diplomat - and diplomatic support staff based in UK
Territorial Army personnel unless posted overseas