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VAT Tax by Country 2024

The VAT tax by country rate is not always called the VAT tax and can sometimes be called the goods and services tax. This is a tax that is called a value-added tax that is levied on goods and services to the people of the country. It covers different elements and components of every stage of the development, manufacturing and production, and the distribution of goods and services to the customers of the country within.

In a nutshell, when the customer collects and gives money for a product, the cost of the purchase is going to be a little bit higher than the cost of the product. In most cases across the world, there is the cost of the product, plus a sales tax, and the VAT is added to that. There may be additional taxes on the good or service depending on the industry, such as a hotel tax or resort tax or mandatory gratuity in some locations.

VAT costs are similar to sales tax. In some countries they will replace it, and in others they will be added to the cost of the goods or service. Some countries also provide relief for goods and services taxes to their tax paying citizens.

Countries With High VAT Taxes

The countries in Europe are considered to have the highest VATs in the world.

The average VAT in Europe is 21 percent which is approximately 6 percentage points higher than international averages.

Other countries do not have a VAT at all, such as the United States. A factor influencing this is the economy. The country provides for their consumers to pay sales tax only, and provides relief to businesses that need boosts for production and distribution of goods and services. Additionally the United States provides for businesses in specific industries to levy their own goods and services taxes, such as in the hotel industry.

Countries like Canada do have a VAT, and it is called the Goods and Services Tax, or GST. The rate of the GST is legislated by the province, but is typically 5 percent across the country. Ontario is the province with the highest GST rate, a6t 13 percent. However, Canadians that file taxes annually will see relief and receive quarterly checks to pay for their GST costs.

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Country
Tax Rates 2023
Additional Details
India28%
The primary rates of Indian GST are 0.25%, 1.5%, 3%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%
Hungary27%
Sweden25%
Denmark25%
Norway25%
Croatia25%
Faroe Islands25%
Greece24%
Finland24%
Iceland24%
Poland23%
Portugal23%
Ireland23%
Italy22%
Uruguay22%
10%
Slovenia22%
Spain21%
Argentina21%
Enhanced rate of 27% for several metered utilities. Reduced rate of 10.5%
Netherlands21%
Belgium21%
Czech Republic21%
Lithuania21%
Latvia21%
Montenegro21%
Russia20%
Other Rate is 10%
Turkey20%
Other Rates are 10%, 1%
United Kingdom20%
5%
France20%
Turnover tax: 20
Morocco20%
Other Rates are 7% 10% 14%
Ukraine20%
Other Rates are 7%, 14%
Madagascar20%
Austria20%
Serbia20%
Bulgaria20%
The standard VAT rate is 20%. A reduced VAT rate of 10% applies to hotel accommodation and the touri...
Slovakia20%
Moldova20%
Albania20%
Armenia20%
Estonia20%
Isle of Man20%
Other Rate is 5%
Germany19%
Temporary reductions to VAT rates on meals [except for beverages] provided in restaurants and throug...
Colombia19%
The standard VAT (IVA – Impuesto sobre las Ventas) rate is 19%. Other rate is 5%
Algeria19%
A reduced rate of 9% applies to certain industries
Chile19%
Romania19%
Tunisia19%
7%, 13%
Cyprus19%
Pakistan18%
Pakistan does not have VAT. The standard sales tax rate is 18%. Pakistan has a large number of reduc...
Brazil18%
Brazil imposes a state tax equivalent to VAT (ICMS). This rate is imposed by each state and is subje...
Tanzania18%
Uganda18%
Peru18%
Effective September 1, 2022 until December 31, 2024, a 8% reduced rate will apply to micro and small...
Ivory Coast18%
Chad18%
Senegal18%
Rwanda18%
Dominican Republic18%
Azerbaijan18%
Georgia18%
Gabon18%
North Macedonia18%
Malta18%
Barbados17.5%
Super rate of 22% mobile voice & text services. A reduced rate of 10% applies to the provision of ho...
Israel17%
Bosnia and Herzegovina17%
Malawi16.5%
Mexico16%
Other Rate is 8%
DR Congo16%
Kenya16%
8% for petroleum products
Mozambique16%
Venezuela16%
8%
Zambia16%
Jordan16%
Sales tax: 16
Palestine16%
Mauritania16%
Luxembourg16%
Bangladesh15%
Other Rates: 10%, 7.5%, 5%, 2,4%, 2%
Ethiopia15%
South Africa15%
Saudi Arabia15%
Ghana15%
Standard rate scheme: 15 and Flat rate scheme: 3. Additional levies are charged on taxable supplies....
Sri Lanka15%
Honduras15%
Sales tax: 15
Tajikistan15%
Nicaragua15%
Turkmenistan15%
New Zealand15%
The standard Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate is 15%
Jamaica15%
General consumption tax (GCT): 15
Namibia15%
Equatorial Guinea15%
Other Rate is 6%
Mauritius15%
Eswatini15%
Fiji15%
9% or 15%, depending on the goods or services being supplied. Some items are also zero-rated for VAT...
Cape Verde15%
Vanuatu15%
Antigua and Barbuda15%
No VAT tax but standard sales tax is set at 15%. Reduced rate of 14%.
Cook Islands15%
Zimbabwe14.5%
Egypt14%
Other Rate is 5%
Angola14%
Botswana14%
Since April 2023 the standard VAT rate is 14%
Guyana14%
China13%
The standard VAT rate is 13%, 9%, 6%. Reduced rates of 5%, 2%, 3%, 1.5% and 0.5%
Bolivia13%
The standard VAT (IVA) rate is 13% under Article 15 of the VAT Law
El Salvador13%
Costa Rica13%
The standard VAT rate is 13%, the same rate as the sales tax. Other rates are 4%, 2%, 1%
Trinidad and Tobago12.5%
Belize12.5%
There is no value-added tax as such. Belize instead introduced a General Sales Tax in January 2006, ...
Saint Lucia12.5%
Philippines12%
Uzbekistan12%
Kazakhstan12%
Ecuador12%
Guatemala12%
Kyrgyzstan12%
Puerto Rico11.5%
The sales and use tax (SUT) rate is 11.5%. Other rate is 1%
Indonesia11%
Lebanon11%
Japan10%
Other Rate is 8%
Vietnam10%
Reduced VAT rate is 5%
South Korea10%
Malaysia10%
On September 1, 2018, the Government of Malaysia replaced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with a 10...
Australia10%
Australia has a Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is equivalent to a VAT. The standard GST rate is ...
Papua New Guinea10%
Goods and services tax: 10
Paraguay10%
5% for sale and rent of immovables, some medicines, and agricultural, horticultural, and fruit produ...
Mongolia10%
Bahrain10%
From January 1, 2022, the standard VAT rate is 10%
Bahamas10%
Iraq9%
There is no VAT in Iraq. (The standard sales tax ranges from 9% to 300% on alcohol & tobacco)
Singapore8%
The standard Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate is 8%
Maldives8%
Goods and services tax (GST): 8. Tourism GST: 16
Switzerland7.7%
Will increase to 8.1 as of 1 January 2024
Liechtenstein7.7%
Nigeria7.5%
Thailand7%
The standard VAT rate is 7% (Reduced from the standard 10% until 30 September 2023)
Laos7%
Panama7%
The standard VAT rate in Panama is 7% and there are supplementary rates of 10% and 15%
Aruba7%
There is no VAT as such in Aruba, although there have been calls from the International Monetary Fun...
Canada5%
The standard federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate is 5%
Taiwan5%
United Arab Emirates5%
Oman5%
Jersey5%
The standard Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate is 5%
Andorra4.5%
Higher rate of 9.5% applies to banking and financial services. Αndorra also has additional IGI rates...
United States0%
There is no VAT in the USA. U.S. state sales and use tax rates vary between 2.9% and 7.25%. Reduced ...
Myanmar0%
There is no VAT in Myanmar. The indirect tax in Myanmar is commercial tax, with the general rate of ...
Hong Kong0%
There is no VAT or sales tax in Hong Kong
Libya0%
Kuwait0%
There is no VAT in Kuwait
Qatar0%
There is no VAT in Qatar
Timor Leste0%
Sales tax on imported goods: 2.5. Sales tax on other goods: 0
Macau0%
Brunei0%
There is no VAT in Brunei
Curacao0%
There is no VAT in Curaçao. (Sales tax is 6% with enchanced rates of 7& and 9%)
Cayman Islands0%
There is no VAT in the Cayman Islands
Bermuda0%
There is no VAT in Bermuda.
Guernsey0%
There is no VAT in Guernsey
Greenland0%
Turks and Caicos Islands0%
There is no VAT in Turks and Caicos
Gibraltar0%
There is no VAT in Gibraltar
British Virgin Islands0%
There is no VAT in the British Virgin Islands
Total14.24%
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How many countries have VAT taxes?

Value-added (VAT) tax levies taxes on goods and services in 161 countries, including Croatia, Hungary, Malta, and Luxembourg. European nations have the world's highest VAT tax rates.

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