What is a VAT calculator UK?
An online VAT calculator is a free tool that allows users to determine the VAT amount included in the price of a product or service in the UK. Countries like the United Kingdom, impose VAT as a sales tax on the price of products and services.
How is VAT calculated in the UK?
The free VAT calculator takes the original price of a product or service. It adds the applicable VAT rate and calculates the total price including VAT. For example, if a product costs £100 and the standard rate of 20 percent for VAT, the VAT calculator would show that the total price including VAT is £120 (£100 + 20% VAT).
What is VAT?
VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax that adds to the value of products and services in the UK. It is a consumption tax, meaning that charged on the final price of goods and services sold in the UK to customers.
VAT Registered Businesses in the UK require to add VAT to the prices of products and services they sell. They then pay the VAT they have collected to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on a regular basis. They can also reclaim the VAT they have paid on their business expenses, such as rent and equipment.
The UK government relies on VAT as an important source of revenue, which funds public services such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
VAT percentage in the UK
In the UK, most products and services are subject to VAT, with some exceptions such as certain food items, children’s clothes, and books. The standard rate of VAT is 20% in the UK currently, although there reduce VAT rate of 5% and 0% for certain products and services.
How to calculate VAT?
To use our Online VAT Calculator free tool for the UK, simply follow these easy steps:
- Enter the total amount, and set the VAT percentage that you want to calculate (currently 20% in the UK).
- However, you can add or remove VAT by simply clicking on desired VAT button to see adding Vat or removing VAT results.
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