Calculate the Sales Tax in Italy (VAT) for 2020 & 2021
The sales tax on goods and services in Italy is a value-added tax (VAT). There are three types of tax on value added in Italy: standard, reduced and super-reduced rates. Each rate is applied on a category of goods and services.
- The standard rate is applied on most goods and services, including wine and other alcohol beverages, as well as some pharmaceuticals.
- The reduced rate #1 is applicable on some medications, passenger transport, water distribution and hotel and restaurant businesses. Cultural activities such as theatre and film presentations also enter this category.
- The reduced rate #2 is applicable on some foodstuffs, passenger transport and social services.
- The super-reduced rate concerns basic food, most human medicine, welfare, public charges, and publications such as books and the press.
You will find below a calculator for the tax on added value in Italy that will display the amount of taxes payable, 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.
Please change the suggested values with your own amounts in the blue text boxes.
Our financial calculators start with default values to suggest what to enter typically in each modifiable field, displayed as blue text boxes, in order to simulate a common scenario. Please change those values with your own. To keep track of your changes, the blue box will turn gray after they are modified.
You will also notice that our calculators behave like financial applications and recalculate automatically all values with each change instead of having to click on some extra button or going to a new result page, this is intentional and helps understand the effect of one change with the overall result in a more dynamic and instantaneous manner.
However, charts in our older calculators are not updated automatically, so if there is an "Update" button next to the chart, make sure to click on it after you make a change before you analyze it.