Free fixed VAT calculator for United Kingdom

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Formulas to calculate the flat scheme amount

Below we have mentioned the formula that you can apply to calculate the flat scheme amount.

Amount excluding VAT x (VAT rates/100) = Amount of VAT
(Amount excluding VAT + Amount with VAT) x (Flat rate/100) = Flat rate amount

The amount you could keep is the difference between Amount of VAT – Flat rate amount

Are you eligible to Flat VAT?

You can join the Flat Rate Scheme if:

  • you’re a VAT-registered business
  • you expect your VAT taxable turnover to be £150,000 or less (excluding VAT) in the next 12 months

List of VAT flat rates

There are around 53 business types that come under VAT rates. Few of them are listed below:-

Type of business Current VAT flat rate (%)
Accountancy or book-keeping 14.5
Advertising 11
Agricultural services 11
Any other activity not listed elsewhere 12
Architect, civil and structural engineer or surveyor 14.5
Boarding or care of animals 12
Business services not listed elsewhere 12
Catering services including restaurants and takeaways before 15 July 2020 and after 12 January 2021 12.5
Catering services including restaurants and takeaways between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021 4.5
Computer and IT consultancy or data processing 14.5
Computer repair services 10.5
Entertainment or journalism 12.5
Estate agency or property management services 12
Farming or agriculture not listed elsewhere 6.5
Film, radio, television or video production 13
Financial services 13.5
Forestry or fishing 10.5
General building or construction services* 9.5
Hairdressing or other beauty treatment services 13
Hiring or renting goods 9.5
Hotel or accommodation before 15 July 2020 and after 12 January 2021 10.5
Hotel or accommodation between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021 0
Investigation or security 12
Labour-only building or construction services* 14.5
Laundry or dry-cleaning services 12
Lawyer or legal services 14.5
Library, archive, museum or other cultural activity 9.5
Management consultancy 14
Manufacturing fabricated metal products 10.5
Manufacturing food 9
Manufacturing not listed elsewhere 9.5
Manufacturing yarn, textiles or clothing 9
Membership organisation 8
Mining or quarrying 10
Packaging 9
Photography 11
Post offices 5
Printing 8.5
Publishing 11
Pubs before 15 July 2020 and after 12 January 2021 6.5
Pubs between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021 1
Real estate activity not listed elsewhere 14
Repairing personal or household goods 10
Repairing vehicles 8.5
Retailing food, confectionery, tobacco, newspapers or children’s clothing 4
Retailing pharmaceuticals, medical goods, cosmetics or toiletries 8
Retailing not listed elsewhere 7.5
Retailing vehicles or fuel 6.5
Secretarial services 13
Social work 11
Sport or recreation 8.5
Transport or storage, including couriers, freight, removals and taxis 10
Travel agency 10.5
Veterinary medicine 11
Wholesaling agricultural products 8
Wholesaling food 7.5
Wholesaling not listed elsewhere 8.5

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