VAT Calculator Ireland

Instantly add or remove VAT with live up-to-date rates. Last Updated May 30, 2023

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VAT Doesnt Have To Be Complicated

Many businesses in Ireland must charge value-added tax (VAT) on most of the products and services they sell. This can be a complex process, but it’s important to get it right. That is where our calculator allows you to easily add or remove VAT. We’ll also provide some tips for making the process as smooth as possible.

How To Use This Irish VAT Calculator?

  1. Enter the amount
  2. Select the VAT rate that applies (See further vat rate info below)
  3. And that’s it. You’ll now see the VAT amount and Gross. Whether you add or remove VAT, our calculator gives you both options.
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Understanding The Current VAT Rates

The standard VAT rate in Ireland is
23% as of 2023.

What are the VAT rates for goods and services?

See our current and  historical table of VAT rates below for goods and services;

Date Introduced Standard Rate Reduced Rate 2nd Reduced Rate Livestock Rate Flat-Rate (Farmers)
January 2022 23% 13.5% 9% 4.8% 5.5%
March 2021 23% 13.5% 9% 4.8% 5.6%
January 2021 21% 13.5% 9% 4.8% 5.6%

What is Value Added Tax (VAT)?

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax payable on sales of goods or services within the Member States of the EU. VAT is ultimately payable by the final consumer of the good or service.

When Was This Tax introduced?

VAT was introduced in Ireland on 1 November 1972.

How to calculate VAT Manually?

If you are adding VAT; then you need to multiply the price by (100 + VAT percentage). This is the price, including VAT (Gross value)

If you are removing VAT; then you need to divide the price by (100 + VAT percentage) and multiply by 100. This is the price without VAT (Net amount).

Historical VAT Rates Ireland


What is VAT Worth To The Irish Economy?

According to, VAT was worth €15.4 billion in 2021.  This figure was up €3 billion or 24% compared with 2020 


Applying For VAT Number

Learn how to get started and how to apply.

VAT Returns

Understand deadlines for vat returns, and how you can return your accounts yourself.

VAT Number Check

The most straightforward method is to use the VAT Information Exchange System (VIES) website, which the European Commission operates.

Facts About Value Added Tax

When Was irish Vat Introduced?

VAT was introduced in 1973 to replace purchase tax.

Fact Source: Wiki

What was the first country to use VAT?

In 1954 France became the first country to adopt the VAT system. By the end of the twentieth century, it had been adopted throughout the European Union.

Fact Source: Britannica 

What country has the highest VAT rate?

Hungary has the highest VAT rate (27 %), followed by Croatia, Denmark, and Sweden (all at 25%)

Fact Source: Taxfoundation

What purchases are exempt from VAT?

What purchases are exempt from VAT?
There is a 0% (Zero) VAT rate for all exports and necessities such as coffee, tea, bread, milk,, books, children’s clothes and shoes, some medical sale, animal feed etc.

Fact Source: Citizens Information

How much is VAT worth to the Irish economy?

In 2021 VAT was worth €15.4 billion to the Irish economy

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What year was the lowest VAT rate in the last 25 years?

In the last 25 years, 2001  was the lowest with VAT rate of 20%.

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