German VAT Calculator

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

Select VAT rate 19% or reduced 7% and enter any value you know - VAT value, price including VAT or price enclusive VAT - the other values will be calculated instantly.

VAT rate in Germany

Current (2017) VAT rate in Germany is 19%, but for some daily goods and services like food, local public transport, newspapers, hotels reduced VAT rate (7%) is used.

VAT history

Sales (value-added) tax in German is called Umsatzsteuer (USt) or Mehrwertsteuer (MwSt).

  • 1976 - 11% value-added tax in Germany was introduced.
  • 1987 - VAT rate was increased to 14%.
  • 2001 - value-added tax rate was increased to 16%.
  • 2007 - sales tax rate was increased again to current 19% VAT and 7% reduced VAT.

How to calculate German VAT manualy

To calculate German VAT at 19% rate is very easy: just multiple your VAT exclusive amount by 0.19.

€500 is VAT exlusive value

€500 * 0.19 = €95 VAT amount

To get VAT inclusive amount multiply VAT exclusive value by 1.19

€500 is VAT exlusive value

€500 * 1.19 = €595 VAT inclusive amount

To get VAT part of VAT inclusive amount you need divide VAT inclusive amount by 119 and multiply by 19

€238 is VAT inclusive value

(€238 / 119) * 19 = €38 VAT value

To get VAT exclusive amount while knowing VAT inclusive value you need to multiply VAT inclusive price by 100 ant then divide result by 119

€238 is VAT inclusive value

€238 * 100 = €2380

€2380 / 119 = €200 VAT exclusive amount

But the best choice is to use above German VAT calculator.