Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator

The Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator allows you to calculate the cost of a product after deducting VAT. So, if you enter a product price of ZMW 100.00 and select a VAT rate of 16% you will see the Net Price (ZMW 86.21 in this reverse VAT example) and the VAT amount (ZMW 13.79 in this reverse VAT example).

If you are looking to add VAT to your product for VAT inclusive sales rates in Zambia then please use the Zambia VAT Calculator here.

Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator
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Quick Reverse Zambia VAT Calculation
Product/Service Price
+VAT Due

=Total Price inc. VAT
Zambia Reverse VAT Table


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The Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator is useful for calculating the net price of goods, services and products which are subject to VAT (Value Added Tax) in Zambia. This is useful for calculating how much VAT is applied on a certain product and for retailers to see how much VAT they must allow for when calculating the sales price of goods. The calculator allows quick reverse VAT calculations and more detailed reverse VAT calculations with multiple items, product/service descriptions with a running total so you can see the VAT due on each product/service and the total VAT due in Zambia in 2023. Once you have calculated the VAT due, you can print the document or email the VAT document to yourself for later reference.

Zambia VAT formula

Zambia VAT Calculator. This image shows the Zambia flag and information relating to the VAT formula used for calculating Value Added Tax in Zambia using the Zambia VAT Calculator in 2024

Value Added Tax in Zambia is calculated using the following VAT formula:

VAT = a x b/100


  • a = The product/service that is subject to VAT in Zambia.
  • b = The relevenat rate of VAT in Zambia associated with the product/service.

VAT Rates in Zambia

The table below specifies the relevent VAT rates applicable in Zambia, these were last updated in line with the published VAT rates in 2023.

Zambia VAT Rates
VAT RateVAT Description
16%Standard Rate

How to revrse calculate VAT in Zambia

You can view the calculator inline or full screen. The inline view displays the calculator surrounded by the normal menus and links to other tools and supporting information. The full screen view removes or the unnecessary information so you can focus solely on using the Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator. The following step-by-step guides to calculating VAT online with the Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator covers all the functions within the Reverse VAT calculator:

How to complete a Quick Reverse VAT Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select "Quick VAT Calculation".
  3. Enter the Product/Service Price.
  4. Enter the Appropriate VAT Rate.
  5. Press "Calculate VAT".

The Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator will provide a table which specifies the product/service price, the product/service VAT amount due and the total cost of the product or service in Zambia. You can print/email this table as required.

How to complete a Detailed Reverse VAT Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select "Detailed VAT Calculation".
  3. [Optional] enter the name of the product or service for which you wish to calculate VAT.
  4. Enter the number of units being sold (3 bags, 5 SEO guest post packages, 2 new cars, 1 annual tax return etc.).
  5. Enter the price of the product / service detailed in step 3.
  6. Select the relevent VAT rate that applies to your goods, product or service in Zambia
  7. Click "Add to VAT Table"

Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator will add your product/service to the Zambia VAT Table. You can then add more product and/or services as required. Each time you add new information, the total amount will be updated so you can see the total costs of goods, products and services in Zambia inclusive and exclusive or VAT.

If you make a mistake or simply want to remove an entry from the Zambia Reverse VAT Table, click on the "Del" button adjacent the line entry that you wish to remove. When items are removed from the VAT table, the calculator will automatically update the associated figures and recalculate VAT, total cost of goods etc.

Please note that the Zambia Reverse VAT Calculator is designed to allow you to toggle between quick and Detailed calculations without losing any data that you add to the Detailed VAT Table. This is useful if you need to check the individual VAT amount on one unit (a single product or service) before adding it to the list of items in the VAT table.

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