VAT (tax) calculator
Online VAT tax calculator (VAT is Value Added Tax). Computes net amount, gross amount and tax value depending of given tax rate (handles VAT for many countries and goods types). Really simple tax calculator !

Calculations - gross and net prices and VAT tax#

Net amount
(price before taxation)
Tax valueUSD
Gross amount (including VAT)
(price after taxation)
Taxation rate
Value-Added-Tax calculations use different tax-rates, depending on:
  • country - the rate is set individually for each country
  • type of bussiness - the rate is dependent of taxed goods/services classification, many countries use reduced VAT rates for some particular groups of goods
The current rate for calculations is

Common sense tells#

The net amount of 100.00 $, VAT-taxed at 23% rate, gives gross amount of 123.00 $.
The payed tax value is 23.00 $.

Usual VAT levels#

The VAT rates in some countries (click to use)
United Kingdom20%17.5%5%
If you're interested in various tax rates over the world (VAT, PIT, CIT etc.) check out our other calculator: Taxes over the world: PIT, CIT, VAT.

Some facts#

  • Name VAT stands for "Value Added Tax". It's a kind of tax, which is added at all production stages.
  • VAT is intended to apply to consumption. The more goods you buy, the more VAT you pay.
  • VAT is payed by a person who is at the end of the consumption chain, buying the product for consumption. For example, a customer buying crisps in the supermarket or the driver using the car wash.
  • Formally, the same amount of VAT is also added at the each stage of the chain (supermarket, car wash, a manufacturer of chips, etc.), but in fact they only pay back tax received from the previous stage. Finally, the VAT paid by the consumer goes "from hands to hands" - through supermarket, the manufacturer of chips, potato farmer etc. - until it goes to the tax office.
  • Trader, who simultaneously buys (pays VAT) and sells goods (receives VAT), doesn't really pay VAT. The amount of tax charged while buying is canceled by tax charged while selling.
  • The disadvantage of VAT is that it increases social stratification - it's applied to the final consumer, so it is most noticeable to the least wealthy people. This issue is partially solved by varying tax rates for example by setting lower VAT levels to the most basic goods like bread. It's also considered that procedures for charging and collecting VAT are too complex and they allow for many forms of abuse, for example fake invoices fraud to claim back VAT which was never really paid.

What is the meaning of each calculator field ?#

  • Net amount - this is the "clean" price of the purchased service or good. This amount will be keeped by the seller,
  • Tax value - this is the amount of Value Added Tax (abbreviated: VAT), which will be paid to the Treasury,
  • Gross amount - this is the sum of net price and VAT, you will pay this amount at the cash register:
    gross price=net price+VAT\text{gross price} = \text{net price} + \text{VAT}
  • Taxation rate - applied VAT rate expressed as a percentage (e.g. 23%), the amount of VAT rates is determined by the state authorities delegated to it.

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