Irish VAT calculator

This is very simple Irish 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 (23%) or reduced (13.5%, 9%, 5.2%, 4.8%) 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 Ireland?

Current VAT rate in Ireland is 23% for most goods and services. Also there is 13.5% (Reduced / Parking VAT rate), 9% (Second Reduced VAT rate), 5.2% (Flat-rate compensation percentage for Farmers), 4.8% (Super Reduced / Livestock VAT Rate).

Parking rate of 13.5% applicable to:

  • Energy for heating and light
  • Movable property used in the construction and maintenance of immovable property
  • Supply of immoveable property
  • Services consisting of the routine cleaning of immoveable property
  • Repair and maintenance of movable property
  • Services relating to the care of the human body
  • Certain specific tourist services
  • Services relating to photography
  • Services supplied by jockeys
  • Works of art and antiques
  • Short-term hire (less than 5 weeks) of:
    – motor vehicles designed for the conveyance of persons by road
    – ships, boats and other vessels not exceeding 15 tonnes gross designed
    for the conveyance of passengers
    – sports and pleasure craft, including yachts, cabin cruisers, dinghies, canoes, skiffs
    and racing boats
    – caravans, mobile homes, tents and trailer tents.
  • Driving schools
  • Professional services supplied by veterinary surgeons

Cases where the zero rate is applied:

  • Supplies of books and pamphlets (excluding newspapers, periodicals, catalogues, diaries, etc.)
  • Supplies of some food and drink intended for human consumption (excluding certain products such as alcoholic beverages, manufactured beverages, ice-cream, confectionery,
    biscuits, pastries and savoury products such as crackers, crisps, popcorn and roasted nuts)
  • Supplies of seeds, plants, trees, etc. used for food production
  • Supplies of certain fertilisers in units of not less than 10 kg
  • Supplies of animal feeding stuffs (excluding pet food)
  • Supplies of orally administered medicines for human consumption
  • Supplies of orally administered medicines for animal consumption (excluding those for pets)
  • Supplies of certain articles of feminine hygiene
  • Supplies of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and crutches, orthopaedic appliances and
    other artificial parts of the body (excluding false teeth, corrective spectacles and contact lenses)
  • Supplies of articles of clothing and footwear for children of average size under the age of ten
    (excluding clothes made of fur or skin and articles of clothing and footwear not marked with the size or age)
  • Supplies of wax candles (plain, white and undecorated)
  • Certain services provided by the Commissioners of Irish Lights

How to calculate Ireland VAT manually

Standard VAT rate (23%) is very easy to calculate. All you need to do is multiply VAT exclusive amount by 0.23.

VAT exclusive value: €100

VAT amount: €100 * 0.23 = €23

To get VAT inclusive amount multiply VAT exclusive value by 1.23

VAT exclusive value: €10

VAT inclusive amount: €10 * 1.23 = €12.3

Divide VAT inclusive amount by 123 and multiply by 23 to get VAT part of VAT inclusive amount

VAT inclusive value: €24.6

VAT value: €24.6 / 123 * 23 = €4.6

Divide VAT inclusive price by 123 ant then multiply result by 100 to get VAT exclusive amount while knowing VAT inclusive value

VAT inclusive value: €246

VAT value: €246 / 123 * 100  = €200

Value Added Tax history in Ireland

YearReduced VAT rateStandard VAT rateIncreased VAT rateParking VAT rate
19721%, 5.26%, 11.11%16.37%30.26%
19731%, 6.75%, 11.11%19.5%36.75%
197610%20%35%, 40%
19791%, 10%20%
19801%, 10%25%
19811.5%, 15%25%
19821.8%, 18%30%
19832.3%, 23%35%
19842.3%, 23%35%
19842%, 5%, 8%, 18%23%, 35%
19852.2%, 10%23%
19862.4%, 10%25%
19871.7%, 10%25%
19881.4%, 5%, 10%25%
19892%, 5%, 10%25%
19902.3%, 10%23%
19912.3%, 10%, 12.5%21%12.5%
19922.7%, 10%, 12.5%, 16%21%16%
19932.5%, 12.5%21%12.5%
19962.8%, 12.5%21%12.5%
19973.3%, 12.5%21%12.5%
19983.6%, 12.5%21%12.5%
19994%, 12.5%21%12.5%
20004.2%, 12.5%21%12.5%
20014.3%, 12.5%20%12.5%
20024.3%, 12.5%21%12.5%
20034.3%, 13.5%21%13.5%
20044.4%, 13.5%21%13.5%
20054.8%, 13.5%21%13.5%
20084.8%, 13.5%21.5%13.5%
20104.8%, 13.5%21%13.5%
20114.8%, 9%, 13.5%21%13.5%
20124.8%, 9%, 13.5%23%13.5%