Iceland sales tax law for 2024 VAT and Sales Tax Rates in Iceland for 2024

Iceland VAT Rate

Iceland VAT & Sales Tax


About kr26 tax on a kr100 purchase
Exact tax amount may vary for different items

The current Iceland VAT (Value Added Tax) is 26.00%.

The VAT is a sales tax that applies to the purchase of most goods and services, and must be collected and submitted by the merchant to the Iceland governmental revenue department.

The Iceland VAT rate of 26%, is the highest VAT sales tax rate in the world.Countries with similar VAT rates include

Iceland Sales Tax Rate
VAT/Sales Tax Reduced VAT Rate World VAT Rank
26% None 1st of 34

Iceland VAT Refund For Visitors

Visitors to Iceland may be able to get a refund of the Iceland VAT tax paid on any goods bought for deportation. To get a VAT refund, you must present receipts for the goods purchased (and possibly proof of your deportation of the goods) to a Iceland VAT refund station (which are often found in airports, tourist offices, or international travel hubs).

Some localities have a minimum purchase price for which a VAT refund can be claimed, or certain purchase types which cannot be made tax-free. A VAT refund of up to 26.00% of your total expenditures may be refunded for qualifying purchases. Regulations on VAT and sales tax refunds vary across countries and by region, so be sure to check ahead before expecting a Iceland VAT refund.

Iceland VAT Law For Businesses and Merchants

Businesses in Iceland are required to collect a sales tax of 26.00% on behalf of the government, which they must submit to the applicable Iceland revenue department in a periodical VAT tax return. Unlike the United States' sales tax, which is only charged on sales to end consumers, the VAT is collected on all sales - even of raw materials.

Businesses may be required to register for a Iceland VAT number or other identifier to enable the government to track and verify VAT tax returns. VAT collection is a responsibility of the merchant, and failure to collect and submit the appropriate tax amounts may result in severe penalties.

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