VAT rates in the largest European countries


Belgium21%BTW (Dutch), TVA (French)
Germany19%VAT (sales tax) / value added tax (VAT)
France20%TVA (Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée)
Italy22%IVA (Imposta sul Valore Aggiunto)
Netherlands21%BTW (Belasting over de Toegevoegde Waarde)
Poland23%VAT (official) / PTU (Podatek od Towarów i Usług)
Sweden25%Moms (Mervärdesskatt)
Spain21%IVA (Impuesto sobre el Valor Añadido)
VAT rates in the EU

Note: Reduced tax rates and zero rates are not taken into account here.

Italy has the highest EU VAT rate at 22%. Germany offers the most favorable tax rate at 19% – a whole 3% difference to Italy. Amazon deducts this difference from orders placed via Find out more about it.

Turnover tax (VAT ) and value added tax (VAT) are synonymous. Colloquially, VAT is the generic term for input tax and sales tax . However, the term VAT is no longer used in tax law.