# How much is the current VAT rate?

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## What is the current VAT rate 2021?

The Chancellor announced at Budget 2021 that the temporary reduced rate of 5% will be extended to 30 September 2021. From 1 October 2021 the reduced rate for these supplies will be replaced by the introduction of a new reduced rate of VAT of 12.5% which will remain in effect until 31 March 2022.

## How much is VAT in the UK 2020?

This cut in the VAT rate from the standard rate of 20% will have effect from 15 July 2020 to 31 March 2021.

## How much is VAT in the UK 2021?

Standard VAT rate (20%)

## How is VAT calculated?

Take the gross amount of any sum (items you sell or buy) – that is, the total including any VAT – and divide it by 117.5, if the VAT rate is 17.5 per cent. (If the rate is different, add 100 to the VAT percentage rate and divide by that number.)

## Who pays VAT buyer or seller?

You must account for VAT on the full value of what you sell, even if you: receive goods or services instead of money (for example if you take something in part-exchange) haven’t charged any VAT to the customer – whatever price you charge is treated as including VAT.

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## Is VAT going up 2020?

On 8 July 2020, the government announced that it would introduce a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT for certain supplies of hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. This cut in the VAT rate from the standard rate of 20% will be effective from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021.

## How much is VAT on UK buildings?

VAT for most work on houses and flats by builders and similar trades like plumbers, plasterers and carpenters is charged at the standard rate of 20% – but there are some exceptions. How you report and pay VAT in the construction industry is changing from 1 October 2019. Find out what you need to do to prepare.

## What’s the VAT on 1000?

In this example: 1200 / 1.2 = 1000. This is the price excluding VAT.

VAT Rates for Goods and Services in UK.

Rate % of VAT What the rate applies to
Standard 20% Most goods and services

## How much is VAT in Germany?

The standard VAT rate in Germany is 19%. There is a reduced rate of 7% for food, books, hotel accommodation, cultural services and other goods and services. Companies with a German VAT number must complete periodic returns detailing all taxable supplies (sales) and inputs (costs).

## How much is VAT in UK during Covid?

The temporary cut to the rate of VAT on food, accommodation and entry fees to attractions from 20% to 5%, introduced on 15 July 2020, is extended by Finance Act 2021 until 30 September 2021. An increased reduced rate of 12.5% will apply between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022.

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