Sales Tax (USA only)
A sales tax is calculated as a percentage of goods sold and is determined by the location where the sale took place. Sales taxes are administered by each State, County, and District(s) in the USA.
- Use TaxJar to find a sales tax by zip code.
Value-Added Tax (VAT)
A value-added tax (VAT) is a tax that is calculated based on the cost of the goods or service charged. This tax is administered by most countries and usually is targeted at imported items.
- Use Avalara to find the VAT .
|USA||0% (although, there is sales tax in most states)||N/A|
|Brazil||Depends on the State. Average is 17%||KPMG|
|Canada||5% to 15%||www.worldwide-tax.com|
|Finland||24%||Finland Ministry of Finance|
|India||12.5% to 15%||www.worldwide-tax.com|
|Ireland||23%||Irish Tax and Customs|
|Israel||17%||Israel Tax Authority|
|Italy||22%||Ministry of Economy and Finance|
|Kenya||0% or 16%||www.bdo.ea.com|
|Morocco||7%, 10%, 14%, or 20% (Standard is 20%)||KPMG|
|Netherlands||0%, 9%, or 21% (Standard is 21%)||Government of Netherlands|
|Norway||25%||The Norwegian Tax Administration|
|Panama||7% (10% and 15% for alcohol and tobacco, respectively)||KPMG|
|Philippines||0% to 12%||Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue|
|Poland||23%||Polish Investment and Trade Agency|
|Puerto Rico (USA)||0%||N/A|
|Russia||10% or 20% (Updated from 18% in 2019)||Federal Tax Service of Russia|
|Saudi Arabia||5%||General Authority of Zakat & Tax|
|Singapore||7%||Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore|
|South Africa||15%||South African Revenue Service|
|Spain||21%||Spanish Tax Agency|
|Sri Lanka||15%||Sri Lanka Inland Revenue|
|Sweden||6%, 12%, and 25% (Standard is 25%)||Swedish Tax Agency|
|Switzerland||7.7%||Swiss Federal Tax Administration|
|Thailand||7%||Thailand Revenue Department|
|Vietnam||5% or 10%||Ministry of Justice|
|Zimbabwe||14%||Zimbabwe Revenue Authority|
Are Services Taxed?
Services are taxed based on the service provider’s country. In most countries, services are taxed at the Value-Added Tax (VAT).
In the USA, only four (4) States charge taxes on general services: