Free VAT Calculator

Add VAT to a price or take VAT off a price in one click with our online VAT calculator. Calculating VAT for VAT-inclusive and exclusive prices has never been easier.
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VAT calculator preset to UK standard rate 20%
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How to work out VAT

3 easy steps for VAT calculation
step 1

Check the VAT rate – it’s preset to 20 percentage

step 2

Enter the amount – Net amount or Gross amount

step 3

Click "Remove VAT" or "Add VAT" to calculate VAT amount.

What is VAT and how much is it in UK?

VAT (value added tax) is charged on most goods and services provided by VAT-registered businesses in the UK and the Isle of Man. It’s collected on behalf of HMRC by businesses that are VAT registered. After registration, each company receives its own VAT number. These same business can also claim VAT back on relevant purchases.
In the United Kingdom value-added tax was introduced in 1973 as a replacement for Purchase Tax and Selective Employment Tax, as a condition of UK entry into the European Economic Community. You can find out more about VAT on Wikipedia.
standard rate

The standard rate of VAT in the UK was increased from 17.5% to 20% on 4 January 2011.

reduced rate

The reduced rate of 5% is applied to some goods and services such as children’s car seats and home energy.

zero rate

Zero VAT rate is applied to a range of products and services to do with health, publishing and kids’ clothing.

How to calculate VAT

Following these simple steps can help you to calculate VAT backwards or forwards.
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Adding VAT to Net

If you want to add VAT to the price, you just need to divide the price by 100 and then multiply by (100 + VAT percentage). That's all, you got the price including VAT (Gross value).

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Excluding VAT from Gross

If you want to subtract VAT from the price, you need to divide the price by (100 + VAT percentage) and then multiply by 100. Now you know the price exclusive VAT (Net amount).

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Calculate VAT in Excel

If you need to calculate VAT for several products at once, it is easier to use Excel. I created a template for reverse VAT calculation – download, it's free.

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