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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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