**Calculate the VAT is not difficult to do in Excel**

**No Excel function needed**Only basic mathematical operators

**Important to understand how to use the $ in the formula**To avoid mistakes in your calculation, it's important to know how to block reference

## What is VAT?

- Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax applied to goods and services.
- Individual countries or states determine the VAT rates and express them as percentages.
- It is crucial for businesses to distinguish between the price of an item or service and the VAT charged.

## Calculate the tax only

We will use a VAT rate of 16% for all the examples in this article. For instance, to calculate the VAT of a good with a price of 75, the formula is the following

=75*16% => 12

But when you work with Excel, values are stored in cells. So it's easier to build your formula with the cell references like this

=B4*C1

## Price including VAT (Price + Tax)

To calculate the price, including VAT, you just have **to add the product price AND the VAT amount**.

=B4+C4

You can also calculate the value of your product with tax in a single formula.

=75+75*16% =>87

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.

=75*(1+16%)

And if you replace the value of the formula with the references of the cells, your formula is

=B4*(1+$C$1)

The dollars around reference C1 mean that the reference is locked. The dollars are important for copying the formula. As you can see in the next animation, all the formulae use the cell C1 👍

as

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.

Antony

28/10/2022 @ 11:26

Yes, here is reverse VAT calculator https://vatulator.co.uk/reverse-vat-calculator/

KT

20/01/2022 @ 10:24

Thank you for this write up, very helpful!

ogh

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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Amandeep Channi

15/08/2021 @ 07:21

Thanks a ton.. you made it look so easy.. this helped me save hours of calculation and running around people.

SHAJAN

14/01/2021 @ 06:21

how to calculate Product value 50 tax 15% Vat 5%

Tholakele Majola

21/11/2020 @ 13:12

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AMOL HULE

08/01/2020 @ 15:25

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