This article will show you the formulae to calculate VAT in Excel
What is VAT?
VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax that is often added to goods or services. Each country or state defines it's own VAT rates (in percent). Also, for companies it is important to separate the price and the VAT.
Calculate the tax only
For all examples, we will use a VAT rate of 16%.
If you have a product priced at 75, calculate VAT with Excel can be done with this simple formula:
=75*16% => 12
But in Excel, values are stored in cells. So your formula must use the cell references like this
Price including VAT (Price + Tax)
To calculate the price including VAT, you just have to add the product price AND the VAT amount.
You can also calculate the value of your product with tax in a single formula.
Explanation of the calculation:
- First, we take the price of the product (75)
- And we add the calculation of the amount of tax for this product (75*16%)
Reduce the writing of the formula
You have noticed that you have 2 times the value "75" in the formula. So we can use a maths rule to simplify the formula. We extract the value 75 and write the rest with parentheses.
And if you replace the value of the formula with the references of the cells, your formula is
The dollars around reference C1 mean that the reference is locked. It is called an absolute reference.
In this way, you can copy the formula, and all the formulas are linked to cell C1.
Now, if you want to remove VAT of the price of your product, you will find the formula in this article.
02/06/2022 @ 07:43
if we received payment against invoice and we know tds % Gst % how get taxable amount for tds and gst seprate .i mean is it possible reverse calculation for tds amount and gst amount.
28/10/2022 @ 11:26
Yes, here is reverse VAT calculator https://vatulator.co.uk/reverse-vat-calculator/
20/01/2022 @ 10:24
Thank you for this write up, very helpful!
13/09/2021 @ 10:51
Do you have example that includes tax and discount?
Frédéric LE GUEN
13/09/2021 @ 16:17
What do you mean by discount? An amount or a percentage?
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15/08/2021 @ 07:21
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14/01/2021 @ 06:21
how to calculate Product value 50 tax 15% Vat 5%
21/11/2020 @ 13:12
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08/01/2020 @ 15:25
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