Germany VAT Calculator

The Germany VAT Calculator is designed to allow free online calculations for goods, services and products which are subject to VAT (Value Added Tax) in Germany. The calculator allows quick VAT calculations and more detailed VAT calculations with multiple items, product/service descriptions with a running total so you can see the VAT due on each product/service and the total VAT due in Germany in 2020. Once you have calculated the VAT due, you can print the document or email the VAT document to yourself for later reference.

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How to calculate VAT in Germany

You can calculate VAT in Germany by multiplying the product or service price by the appropriate VAT rate. We have included the VAT formula for Germany so that you can calculate the VAT manually or update your systems with the relevent VAT rates in Germany. The latest VAT rates in Germany for 2020 are displayed in the table below the VAT formula. For those who prefer to use the Germany VAT Calculator rather than calculate VAT manually, we have included a step-by-step guide to using the calculator for quick VAT calculations and more detailed VAT calculations which include multiple products and or services (see the guides under "How to use the Germany VAT Calculator").

The tax year for VAT is the calendar year. If you are subject to VAT, you must file VAT returns electronically on a quarterly basis and pay the due by the 10th of the following month. The quarterly returns are mandatory where the VAT amount for the previous year exceeded EUR 75,00.

VAT is generally applied on imports, and supply of goods and services performed, consumption of products in Germany at the standard rate of 19% with the exception of certain transactions.

All entrepreneurs are generally required to register for VAT. However, If you have a small business with a turnover of less than EUR 17,500 in the previous calendar year that is not expected to cross EUR 50,000 in the current fiscal year, you may opt for a special scheme for small businesses, under which you will not be required to pay any VAT. Non resident companies that make supplies of taxable goods and services also must register for VAT purposes.

Germany VAT formula

Germany VAT Calculator. This image shows the Germany flag and information relating to the VAT formula used for calculating Value Added Tax in Germany using the Germany VAT Calculator in 2020

Value Added Tax in Germany is calculated using the following VAT formula:

VAT = a x (b / 100)

Where:

  • a = The product/service that is subject to VAT in Germany.
  • b = The relevenat rate of VAT in Germany associated with the product/service.

VAT Rates in Germany

The table below specifies the relevent VAT rates applicable in Germany, these were last updated in line with the published VAT rates in 2020.

Germany VAT Rates
VAT RateVAT Description
0%Zero Rated
7%Reduced Rate
19%Standard Rate

How to use the Germany VAT Calculator

You can view the calculator inline or full screen. The inline view displays the calculator surrounded by the normal menus and links to other tools and supporting information. The full screen view removes or the unnecessary information so you can focus solely on using the Germany VAT Calculator. The following step-by-step guides to calculating VAT online with the Germany VAT Calculator covers all the functions within the VAT calculator:

How to complete a Quick VAT Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select "Quick VAT Calculation".
  3. Enter the Product/Service Price.
  4. Enter the Appropriate VAT Rate.
  5. Press "Calculate VAT".

The Germany VAT Calculator will provide a table which specifies the product/service price, the product/service VAT amount due and the total cost of the product or service in Germany. You can print/email this table as required.

How to complete a Detailed VAT Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select "Detailed VAT Calculation".
  3. [Optional] enter the name of the product or service for which you wish to calculate VAT.
  4. Enter the number of units being sold (3 bags, 5 SEO guest post packages, 2 new cars, 1 annual tax return etc.).
  5. Enter the price of the product / service detailed in step 3.
  6. Select the relevent VAT rate that applies to your goods, product or service in Germany
  7. Click "Add to VAT Table"

Germany VAT Calculator will add your product/service to the Germany VAT Table. You can then add more product and/or services as required. Each time you add new information, the total amount will be updated so you can see the total costs of goods, products and services in Germany inclusive and exclusive or VAT.

If you make a mistake or simply want to remove an entry from the Germany VAT Table, click on the "Del" button adjacent the line entry that you wish to remove. When items are removed from the VAT table, the calculator will automatically update the associated figures and recalculate VAT, total cost of goods etc.

Please note that the Germany VAT Calculator is designed to allow you to toggle between quick and Detailed calculations without losing any data that you add to the Detailed VAT Table. This is useful if you need to check the individual VAT amount on one unit (a single product or service) before adding it to the list of items in the VAT table.

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