VAT Calculator Ireland

Add or remove VAT in Ireland in a click with our online VAT calculator. Just type the price and click the button.
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How to use the VAT calculator

Calculating VAT for VAT-inclusive and VAT-exclusive prices has never been easier. Only 3 easy steps for VAT calculation:

  • Check the VAT rate. It’s preset to 23%
  • Enter the net or gross sum
  • Click "Remove VAT" to deduct VAT from figure or "Add VAT" to calculate amount with VAT
VAT calculator preset to IE rates
🗺️ Country of VAT Ireland
💷 Currency of VAT Euro (€)
📈 Standard rate 23% VAT
📉 Reduced rate 13.5 9 4.8 VAT

What is VAT and how much is it in Ireland?

VAT (known in some countries as a GST) is a tax, which is payable on sales of goods or services within the territory of the Member States of the EU. The current standard rate of VAT is 23%. The reduced rates of VAT are 13.5%, 9% and 4.8%.

At you can find information on how to register for, calculate, pay and reclaim VAT, VAT rates, and VAT on property rules. by businesses that are VAT registered.
first reduced VAT rate

The 13.5% rate applies to fuel, electricity, vet fees, construction, arts and theatre tickets, cleaning services, catering and restaurant services.

second reduced VAT rate

The 9% applies to newspapers, electronically supplied publications, sporting activities’ facilities.

super-reduced VAT rate

The 4.8% applies to livestock in general, and to horses that are normally intended for use in the preparation of foodstuffs or for use in agricultural production.

How to work out VAT

Calculating VAT for VAT-inclusive and exclusive prices has never been easier. Only 3 easy steps for VAT calculation. Simply enter your figure and check the correct VAT rate, press the "Add VAT" button if you want to find the sum inclusive VAT or press the "Remove VAT" button to deduct VAT from the total.
step 1

Check the VAT rate – it’s preset to 23 percentage

step 2

Enter the amount – Net amount or Gross amount

step 3

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

How to calculate VAT

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

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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Removing VAT Formula

If you want to remove 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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Frequently Asked VAT Questions & Answers

Below you will find information in Q&A format about value added tax.

What are the current VAT rates in the Ireland?

Rates vary according to what you’re supplying, and there are four main categories to think about: standard rate, reduce rate and zero-rated. Rates are subject to change and you must apply changes from the date they change read more..

How to check the validity of the company VAT number?

To verify the validity of the VAT number you can use the official services. If you need to check the VAT number of a European company, try VIES VAT number validation. For UK companies there is an UK VAT number checker.

6 Interesting VAT Facts

Here you will find the 6 most interesting facts about VAT that you probably didn't know.
fact 1

VAT was first introduced in France in 1954. The UK VAT rate was originally set at 10% and gradually increased over time, rising to 20% in 2011, and has remained so ever since.

fact 2

In the 2019/2020 tax year, the UK generated £129.88 billion in VAT revenue. VAT is the third largest source of government revenue after income tax and National Insurance.

fact 3

Hungary has the highest VAT rate in the world at 27%, followed by Iceland with 25.5%. Countries that don't charge VAT at all include the Bahamas, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

fact 4

Brands that have fought and won VAT victories include Jaffa Cakes and Tunnocks Snowballs, which have successfully proven that their products are cakes (VAT-free) and not cookies, which in turn are subject to VAT.

fact 5

The highlight for the media was the emergence of Pastygate in 2012. The government's proposal to start charging VAT on takeout items such as hot sausage rolls and pastries met with widespread disapproval.

fact 6

Goods with a zero rate of VAT in the UK include: children's clothing, most foodstuffs, books and prescription drugs. Other items not subject to VAT include visits to museums, antiques and postal services.

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