went into well known pc retailer the other day. Only went in because I had time to kill. Will not mention the name. I only buy things from there in an emergency for work if I have to. This occasion the lady on the till would not give me a VAT reciept for my purchase with out me giving my name and address " for marketing". I refused, due to junk mail, and she could only give me a non VAT one. Is this breaking the law ??
Just ask the cashier to input the store's address, they are not breaking the law as it is up to them if they want to ask for these details. On the old system there was an option for 'no mail', but as I have not used the new one I do not know if this has been included.
The non-VAT receipt has a VAT number on the bottom if this is any use to you.
ps. the only time your address needs to be taken by law is when you buy something with a TV tuner inside, such as a TV or video, as these details are then used to see if you are on the sly with the TV licence.
for a retailer to include the address of a customer on a VAT receipt - or said retailer to even know the customer's name.
There is a requirement that you be provided with a VAT receipt if you ask for one however, and this must include the name and VAT number of the person or company issuing the receipt. This is distinct from the requirement for a VAT invoice to show the name and address of both parties to the transaction.