Uganda VAT Calculator – VAT Rate 2024 and VAT Exempt

The Uganda VAT Calculator is a valuable online tool designed to help individuals and businesses calculate VAT for their transactions.

Uganda VAT Calculator

Uganda VAT Calculator

The standard VAT rate is 18%

Uganda VAT - Overview

Uganda, located in East Africa, is a landlocked country known for its diverse landscapes, such as beautiful Lake Victoria, the River Nile and the lush greenery of its national parks.

The country has a rich cultural heritage and a growing economy and it is a hub of business for agriculture and tourism activities.

VAT Rate in Uganda

The Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax levied on goods and services at each stage of the production or distribution chain. The standard VAT rate in Uganda is 18%, but some goods and services apply a lower rate or are exempt.

Uganda VAT Exempt

The zero percent (0%) rate applies to the following goods and services in Uganda:

  • Supplies of exported goods or services.
  • International transportation of goods.
  • Educational materials.
  • Seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and hoes.
  • Medicines and medical miscellaneous articles manufactured in Uganda.
  • Leased aircraft, aircraft engines, spare engines, spare parts for aircraft and aircraft maintenance equipment.
  • Grains, where grains are grown and milled in Uganda.
  • Sanitary towels and tampons and inputs for their manufacture.
  • Services provided by National Medical Stores in connection with donor-funded medical supplies.

Note: According to the Finance Act of 2022, reduced the VAT rate on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from 16% to 8%.

How to use the Uganda VAT Calculator?

Input Field:

  • Usage: You need to enter the total cost of goods or services.
  • VAT Rate: Also, enter the VAT rate (by default 18%, but this can be adjusted based on the specific rate).

VAT Option:

  • You can choose whether the amount you enter already includes VAT or whether VAT should be added separately.
  • This flexibility accommodates different business scenarios.


  • The calculator calculates the VAT amount and total amount based on input and the VAT option.


  • Calculated results are presented in a clear table format. This includes subtotal, VAT amount and total amount.

How to Use VAT Calculator?

  1. Enter the amount.
  2. Enter the applicable VAT rate.
  3. Select the VAT option (Add VAT or Remove VAT).
  4. Click "Calculate VAT" to see details in the table.

Disclaimer: Make sure you consult a tax professional and stay updated with the latest tax rules in Uganda, as tax laws can change.

VAT Rates By Country

  • Albania: Value Added Tax (VAT) in Albania is 20% for most goods and services.
  • Algeria: VAT in Algeria is 14% to 19% for most products.
  • Azerbaijan: This calculator helps you calculate VAT inclusive and exclusive amounts by selecting the "Add or Exclude VAT" option at the rate of 18%.
  • Austria: Value Added Tax (VAT) in Austria is 20%.
  • Belgium: The Value Added Tax (VAT) in Belgium is 0%, 6%, 12% and 20% respectively.
  • Brazil: VAT in Brazil is 7% to 18% respectively.
  • Chile: Value Added Tax in Chile is 0% to 19% for most goods and services.
  • China: VAT in China is 0% to 17%. 
  • Hungary: The standard VAT rate in Hungary is 27% for most goods and services.
  • Denmark: VAT in Denmark is 0% to 25% for most goods and products.
  • Egypt: Value Added Tax (VAT) in Egypt is 0% to 14% for most products.
  • Finland: VAT in Finland is 24% for most products and services. 
  • Mexico: Value Added Tax (VAT) in Mexico ranges from 0% to 16%.
  • Thailand: VAT in Thailand is 0% to 7%.
  • Slovakia: VAT in Slovakia is 9.5% to 22% for most products.
  • Spain: The standard VAT in Spain is 20% and the average VAT is 4.2% for most products.
  • Switzerland: VAT in Switzerland is 0% to 8% for most products. 
  • Netherlands: Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Netherlands is 0% to 21%.
  • Norway: The VAT rate in Norway is 0% to 25% for most products and services.
  • Philippines: The standard Value-added tax is 12% for most goods and services.
  • South Africa: The standard VAT rate is 15%, but some of essential foods are tax-free.
  • United Kingdom: VAT in the UK is 0% to 20%.
  • Venezuela: VAT in Venezuela is 0% to 16% for most products.
  • Vietnam: Value Added Tax (VAT) in Vietnam is 0% to 15% for most goods and services.
  • Dominican Republic: To calculate VAT, enter the subtotal and VAT rate. The standard VAT rate is 18%.

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