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JSON Of VAT Values

If you're working on a project that needs to get VAT rates you may find this repository useful. It's a Github repository located

Github VAT Rates

Which provides you with a JSON files of all EU VAT rates by country, it will provide you with the standard VAT rate and any reduced rates they may have in that country.

You can get the contents of this file and search for the correct country by name, code or country code.

{
	"details": "http://github.com/adamcooke/vat-rates",
	"version": "19267b",
	"rates": [{
		"name": "Germany",
		"code": "DE",
		"country_code": "DE",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 7.0,
				"standard": 19.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Poland",
		"code": "PL",
		"country_code": "PL",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 8.0,
				"standard": 23.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Hungary",
		"code": "HU",
		"country_code": "HU",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 18.0,
				"standard": 27.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Slovenia",
		"code": "SI",
		"country_code": "SI",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 9.5,
				"standard": 22.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Slovakia",
		"code": "SK",
		"country_code": "SK",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 10.0,
				"standard": 20.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Portugal",
		"code": "PT",
		"country_code": "PT",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 6.0,
				"reduced2": 13.0,
				"standard": 23.0,
				"parking": 13.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "France",
		"code": "FR",
		"country_code": "FR",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 2.1,
				"reduced1": 5.5,
				"reduced2": 10.0,
				"standard": 20.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Denmark",
		"code": "DK",
		"country_code": "DK",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"standard": 25.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Romania",
		"code": "RO",
		"country_code": "RO",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "2016-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 9.0,
				"standard": 20.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 9.0,
				"standard": 24.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "United Kingdom",
		"code": "UK",
		"country_code": "GB",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "2011-01-04",
			"rates": {
				"standard": 20.0,
				"reduced": 5.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Sweden",
		"code": "SE",
		"country_code": "SE",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 6.0,
				"reduced2": 12.0,
				"standard": 25.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Croatia",
		"code": "HR",
		"country_code": "HR",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 13.0,
				"standard": 25.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Finland",
		"code": "FI",
		"country_code": "FI",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 10.0,
				"reduced2": 14.0,
				"standard": 24.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Netherlands",
		"code": "NL",
		"country_code": "NL",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "2012-10-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 6.0,
				"standard": 21.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 6.0,
				"standard": 19.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Luxembourg",
		"code": "LU",
		"country_code": "LU",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "2016-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 3.0,
				"reduced1": 8.0,
				"standard": 17.0,
				"parking": 13.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "2015-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 3.0,
				"reduced1": 8.0,
				"reduced2": 14.0,
				"standard": 17.0,
				"parking": 12.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 3.0,
				"reduced1": 6.0,
				"reduced2": 12.0,
				"standard": 15.0,
				"parking": 12.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Belgium",
		"code": "BE",
		"country_code": "BE",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 6.0,
				"reduced2": 12.0,
				"standard": 21.0,
				"parking": 12.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Spain",
		"code": "ES",
		"country_code": "ES",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 4.0,
				"reduced": 10.0,
				"standard": 21.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Lithuania",
		"code": "LT",
		"country_code": "LT",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 9.0,
				"standard": 21.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Greece",
		"code": "EL",
		"country_code": "GR",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "2016-06-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 6.0,
				"reduced2": 13.5,
				"standard": 24.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "2016-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 6.0,
				"reduced2": 13.5,
				"standard": 23.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 6.5,
				"reduced2": 13.0,
				"standard": 23.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Latvia",
		"code": "LV",
		"country_code": "LV",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 12.0,
				"standard": 21.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Czech Republic",
		"code": "CZ",
		"country_code": "CZ",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 15.0,
				"standard": 21.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Malta",
		"code": "MT",
		"country_code": "MT",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 7.0,
				"standard": 18.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Italy",
		"code": "IT",
		"country_code": "IT",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 4.0,
				"reduced": 10.0,
				"standard": 22.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Austria",
		"code": "AT",
		"country_code": "AT",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "2016-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 10.0,
				"reduced2": 13.0,
				"standard": 20.0,
				"parking": 13.0
			}
		}, {
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 10.0,
				"standard": 20.0,
				"parking": 12.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Estonia",
		"code": "EE",
		"country_code": "EE",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 9.0,
				"standard": 20.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Bulgaria",
		"code": "BG",
		"country_code": "BG",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced": 9.0,
				"standard": 20.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Cyprus",
		"code": "CY",
		"country_code": "CY",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"reduced1": 5.0,
				"reduced2": 9.0,
				"standard": 19.0
			}
		}]
	}, {
		"name": "Ireland",
		"code": "IE",
		"country_code": "IE",
		"periods": [{
			"effective_from": "0000-01-01",
			"rates": {
				"super_reduced": 4.8,
				"reduced1": 9.0,
				"reduced2": 13.5,
				"standard": 23.0,
				"parking": 13.5
			}
		}]
	}]
}

VAT Rates

Using PHP

If you're using PHP then you can use the function get_file_contents to grab the string of the file and process the VAT rates.

Here is a class to get you started.

<?php
/**
 * JSON test
 */

$jsonVat = new JsonVat();
printf('<p>UK VAT Rate - %s%%</p>', $jsonVat->getVat( 'GB' ));
printf('<p>IT VAT Rate - %s%%</p>', $jsonVat->getVat( 'IT' ));
printf('<p>FR VAT Rate - %s%%</p>', $jsonVat->getVat( 'FR' ));
printf('<p>GER VAT Rate - %s%%</p>', $jsonVat->getVat( 'DE' ));

class JsonVat
{
    /**
     * JSON constant for URL
     */
    const url = 'http://jsonvat.com/';

    /**
     * JSON Contents
     *
     * @var bool
     */
    private $jsonContents = false;

    /**
     * Get the json file contents
     *
     * @return bool|string
     */
    private function getFileContents()
    {
        if(!$this->jsonContents)
        {
            $this->jsonContents = file_get_contents( self::url );
        }

        return $this->jsonContents;
    }

    /**
     * Get the VAT rate for a country
     *
     * @param $countryCode
     * @return int
     */
    public function getVat( $countryCode )
    {
        $contents = $this->getFileContents();

        if(!empty( $contents ))
        {
            $jsonContents = json_decode( $contents, true );

            if(!empty($jsonContents['rates']))
            {
                foreach($jsonContents['rates'] as $rate)
                {
                    if($rate['country_code'] == $countryCode)
                    {
                        return $rate['periods'][0]['rates']['standard'];
                    }
                }
            }
        }

        return 0;
    }
}
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