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VAT Free Purchases


All customers from outside the UK can buy products tax-free (excluding VAT) both online and in-store. VAT applies to all new products (except printed materials such as sheet music, facsimiles and books). VAT (value added tax) is currently 20% in the UK.

Online customers

All overseas customers (outside the UK) can purchase VATable products without paying VAT. Our website automatically removes VAT from your order after you select your shipping address at the checkout. Any local taxes that may be applied by your country upon delivery are the responsibility of the customer.

For example the following order to a country outside the UK would be amended as follows:


Items Total ordered Total charged ex VAT
Mollenhauer Denner Sopranino
in boxwood 


Handel: Complete Recorder Sonatas £25 £25
Shipping £19.50 £19.50
Order total £229.50 £198.67



In-store customers

Any overseas customer (outside the UK) buying VATable products in-store can claim back VAT. The VAT must be paid at the time of the order and can be claimed back at customs. For further details speak to our team in-store who can assist.