Sales tax names around the world

In majority countries sales tax is called Value-Added Tax (VAT). The second most popular name is Goods and Services Tax (GST). But there are 10s other different names. Here is a list how sales taxes are named in different countries around the world.

Abbreviation NameCountries
CTConsumption taxJapan
CTCommercial TaxMyanmar
GBRTGross Business Receipts TaxTaiwan
GETGeneral Expenditure TaxBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
GSTGoods and Services TaxAustralia, Canada, India, Jersey, Jordan, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore,
HSTHarmonized Services TaxCanada
ITBISTax on the Transfer of Industrialized Goods and ServicesDominican Republic
RTRevenue TaxSint Maarten, Aruba
STSales TaxPakistan, United States
SUTSales and Use TaxPuerto Rico
TGSTTourism Goods and Services TaxMaldives
TOTTurnover TaxCuraçao, Suriname
VATValue-Added Taxall other countries

In Brazil they have unique names for taxes they collect. Here is separate list of sales tax names in Brazil

ICMSState Value-Added Tax
IPIFederal Value-Added Tax
ISSMunicipal Service Tax
PIS-PASEP, COFINSFederal Gross Receipt Contributions

Worldwide VAT, GST and Sales Tax rates 2019

This is table of value-added tax (VAT), goods and services tax (GST) and sales tax rates by country in 2019. Almost any country has reduced or different sales tax rates for some services and goods. Check each country individually for more detailed tax rates. Here are listed only standard sales tax rates.

CountryStandard rate
Albania20%
Algeria19%
Angola14%
Argentina21%
Armenia20%
Aruba3%
Australia10%
Austria19%, 20%
Azerbaijan18%
Bahamas7.5%
Bahrain5%
Barbados17.5%
Belarus20%
Belgium21%
Bolivia13%
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba4%-8%
Botswana12%
Brazil0%–35%
Bulgaria20%
Canada5%-15%
Chile19%
China6%, 10%, 16%
Colombia19%
Costa Rica13%
Croatia25%
Curaçao6%
Cyprus19%
Czech Republic21%
Denmark25%
Dominican Republic18%
Ecuador12%
Egypt14%
El Salvador13%
Estonia20%
Finland24%
France20%
Georgia18%
Germany19%
Ghana12.5%
Greece24%
Guatemala12%
Honduras15%
Hungary27%
Iceland24%
India5%, 12%, 18%, 28%
Indonesia10%
Ireland23%
Isle of Man20%
Israel17%
Italy22%
Japan8%
Jersey5%
Jordan16%
Kazakhstan12%
Kenya16%
Korea10%
Kosovo18%
Kuwait0%
Latvia21%
Lebanon11%
Lithuania21%
Luxembourg17%
Macedonia18%
Madagascar20%
Malaysia6%, 10%
Maldives6%, 12%
Malta18%
Mauritius15%
Mexico16%
Moldova20%
Mongolia10%
Morocco20%
Myanmar5%
Namibia15%
Netherlands21%
New Zealand15%
Nicaragua15%
Nigeria5%
Norway25%
Oman0%
Pakistan14%-17%
Panama7%
Papua New Guinea10%
Paraguay10%
Peru18%
Philippines12%
Poland23%
Portugal23%
Puerto Rico10.5%
Qatar0%
Romania19%
Russian Federation20%
Rwanda18%
Saint Lucia12.5%
Saudi Arabia5%
Serbia20%
Seychelles15%
Singapore7%
Sint Maarten5%
Slovak Republic20%
Slovenia22%
South Africa15%
Spain21%
Suriname8%, 10%
Sweden25%
Switzerland7.7%
Taiwan5%
Tanzania18%
Thailand7%
Trinidad and Tobago12.5%
Tunisia19%
Turkey18%
Uganda18%
Ukraine20%
United Arab Emirates5%
United Kingdom20%
United States2.5%–7.25%
Uruguay22%
Venezuela16%
Vietnam10%
Zambia16%
Zimbabwe15%

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