French VAT calculator

This is very simple French VAT calculator. It can be used as well as reverse VAT calculator so it is easy to calculate VAT inclusive and exclusive prices

Select regular (20%), reduced (10% or 5.5%) or super reduced (2.1%) Value Added Tax rate and then enter any figure you know:

  • VAT value – price including VAT and price excluding VAT will be calculated
  • price including VAT – VAT value and price excluding VAT will be calculated
  • price exclusive VAT – VAT value and price including VAT will be calculated
 

What is VAT rate in France?

Current VAT rate in France is 20% for most goods and services. There is reduced VAT rate (10% or 5.5%) and super reduced VAT rate (2.1%) for some goods and services.

VAT exemptions in France

Special rates applies in Corsica and overseas departments.

In Corsica standard rate is the same as in mainland France – 20%, but there are different reduced and super reduced VAT rates:

  • 0.9% – the first performances of some shows, sales of live meat and charcuterie animals to persons not liable to pay tax;
  • 2.1% – some goods supplied in Corsica and some services to which the reduced rates are applicable in mainland France;
  • 10% – agricultural equipment, certain work on immovable property, sales for consumption on the premises, certain supplies of furnished lodging, sales of electricity supplied at low voltage;
  • 13% – petroleum products;

In overseas departments (DOM) standard rate VAT is 8.5% and reduced VAT is 2.1%, and the rates of 1.05% and 1.75%, respectively (on the first performances of certain shows and certain sales of animals for slaughter and meat).

Value Added Tax in French

Value Added Tax in French is called Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée and abbreviation is TVA.

French Value Added Tax history

Year Standard rate Reduced rate Increased rate Parking rate
1968 16.66% 6% 20% 13%
1968 19% 7% 25% 15%
1970 23% 7.5% 33.33% 17.6%
1973 20% 7% 33.33% 17.6%
1977 17.6% 7% 33.33%
1982 18.6% 4%, 5.5%, 7% 33.33%
1986 18.6% 2.1%, 4$, 5.5%, 7%, 13% 33.33%
1987 18.6% 2.1%, 4$, 5.5%, 7%, 13% 33.33% 28%
1988 18.6% 2.1%, 4$, 5.5%, 7%, 13% 28%
1989 18.6% 2.1%, 5.5%, 13% 28%
1989 18.6% 2.1%, 5.5%, 13% 25%, 28%
1990 18.6% 2.1%, 5.5%, 13% 25%
1990 18.6% 2.1%, 5.5%, 13% 22%
1991 18.6% 2.1%, 5.5% 22%
1993 18.6% 2.1%, 5.5%
1995 20.6% 2.1%, 5.5%
2000 19.6% 2.1%, 5.5%
2012 19.6% 2.1%, 5.5%, 7%
2014 20% 2.1%, 5.5%, 10%