VAT Calculator Ireland

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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 The 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 2022.

What are the VAT rates for goods and services?

Date introducedStandard rateReduced rateSecond reduced rateLivestock rateFlat-rate
percentage for 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 divide the price by 100, then multiply 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


source: tradingeconomics.com

What is VAT Worth To The Irish Economy?

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

Resources

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.

Best Accountancy Firms

We have reviewed some of the top Irish Accountancy firms that can help with your VAT returns.

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

Fact Source: Gov.ie

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%.

Fact Source: Gov.ie