VAT Calculator South Africa – VAT Rate, VAT Formula

To calculate VAT, enter the amount and select the VAT rate. By default, we have mentioned 0%, 5% and 15%. As of now, the standard VAT rate in South Africa is 15%.

Amount (incl. VAT)0.00
Amount (excl. VAT)0.00
VAT Amount0.00

VAT Calculation Formula

The formula to calculate VAT (Value Added Tax) is mentioned below:

  1. Calculate VAT amount: VAT amount = (amount × VAT rate / 100)
  2. Total amount (including VAT): Total amount = amount + VAT amount


The “amount” is the initial amount before VAT.
The “VAT rate” is the percentage of VAT.

The above formula is used to calculate VAT. Enter the amount and VAT rate and this calculator calculates the total amount (including VAT). If you wish to exclude VAT, this calculator subtracts the VAT amount from the base amount.

VAT Rate in South Africa

South Africa applies a value-added tax (VAT) at a standard rate of 15% on most goods and services. VAT is a consumption tax levied at each stage of the production and distribution chain. Which is paid by the final consumer.

However, some goods and services are zero-rated or exempt from VAT. Zero-rated goods such as basic foods, some subsidies and services and international transport services. Exempt items such as financial services, the sale of residential property and some health services.

Note: Tax rules may change, so it is advisable to check the latest guidelines or consult a tax professional for the latest information on VAT rates and exemptions in South Africa.

Final words

This is the standard method for calculating VAT in many countries. The VAT amount is a percentage of the original amount, and the total amount includes both the original amount and the calculated VAT amount.