We have a universal calculator for the VAT in France that calculates the amount of payable taxes, based on the selling price and the type of rate.
If you click on the other tab, you can also reverse the calculation, by inserting the total amount in order to get the price excluding taxes.
Here is how the total is calculated before VAT:
Amount with VAT / (1+(VAT rate/100)) = Amount without VAT
Amount without sales tax * VAT rate = VAT amount
The sales tax on goods and services in France is known as the Value Added Tax. The tax is levied on every stage of a product commercialization. Whenever a customer buys a good, the company charges him the amount with VAT, that is tax included. For the consumer, there is no difference when it’s time to pay, because the tax rate will be applied on the total amount.
There are four types of value added taxes in France: reduced, Super Reduced VAT rate 2.1%, intermediate and normal rates.
The standard VAT tax is levied on all sales transactions of goods or services that are not part of other rates. A VAT increase 19.6% to 20% as of 1 January 2014.
The intermediate VAT tax applies to non modifies agricultural products, firewood, farmers breeding supplies and non -alcoholic drinks.
An intermediate VAT rate increase from 7% to 10% as of January 1st 2014.
Reduced VAT rate is applied on most food products, energy needs and goods and services for disabled people.
The super reduced VAT is levied at the rate of 2.10% on revenue generated on entries of the first theatrical performances of drama, opera, musical or choreographic newly created or classic works subject to a new staging. A decree defines the nature of the works and sets the number of representations to which these provisions apply.
These provisions do not apply to income from:
This super-reduced rate also apply to live animal of butchery and delicatessen sales made for persons not subject to VAT
The super reduced VAT rate applies to some medicine, newspapers and magazines.
French zero-rated goods and services include intra-community and international transport.