VAT Calculator

This is a simple VAT calculator to help you work out VAT values.

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What is VAT?

VAT, or Value Added Tax is a tax applied to good and services. Some products in the UK can have a reduced VAT rate or be zero rated.

VAT rates in the UK

Rate % of VAT Applies to
Standard rate 20% Most goods and services.
Reduced rate 5% Some goods and services, for example children’s car seats and home energy.
Zero rate 0% Zero-rated goods and services, such as most food and children’s clothes.

When did the VAT rate change?

The standard rate of VAT increased to 20% on 4 January 2011 (up from 17.5%)