HOW TO USE THE VAT CALCULATOR
If you do not use the UK’s VAT rate, then here you can change the rate on the calculator, set the VAT rate to match your countries and we will automatically calculate the VAT for you.
Type in your Net Amount and the VAT Rate we will automatically calculate your VAT Amount and Gross Amount.
The VAT Amount line shows how much VAT has been calculated from the Net Amount. The Gross Amount is the Net Amount plus the VAT added to give you the gross total.
Brief VAT History
During World War l Germany and France implemented a form of general consumption tax and becoming the first to have a VAT. In 1954 France implemented a modern variation of VAT in Ivory Coast and recognised the experiment as successful and introduced it themselves.
VAT In European Union
Each EU member state must comply with the EU VAT rules and are required to adopt a value added tax. Currently standard VAT rate can be a minimum of 15% with one or two reduced rates, but those can not to be below 5%. Some EU members have agreed as part of their EU Accession Treaty to have a 0% VAT rate on certain supplies.
Member states are free to set rates higher then the minimum 15%, the highest rate currently in operation in the EU is Hungary at 27% while Luxembourg has the lowest at 17%.
The total VAT collected by member states is used as part of the calculation to determine what each state contributes to the EU’s budget.
Any changes to the VAT rules require unanimous agreement of all EU state members.
VAT Rates In The EU & selected None EU countries
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This is a selected list of countries that have a standard VAT rate and is correct on time of publishing, any updates will be correct when possible. Many countries have more rates, for example, United Kingdom has standard 20%, reduced 5% and zero 0%.