Take the gross amount of any sum (items you sell or buy) – that is, the total including any VAT – and divide it by 117.5, if the VAT rate is 17.5 per cent. (If the rate is different, add 100 to the VAT percentage rate and divide by that number.) Multiply the result from Step 1 by 100 to get the pre-VAT total.

## How do I work out 5 VAT on a gross amount?

VAT-inclusive prices

To work out a price including the standard rate of VAT (20%), multiply the price excluding VAT by 1.2. To work out a price including the reduced rate of VAT (5%), **multiply the price excluding VAT by 1.05**.

## How do I work out VAT from gross amount?

To calculate VAT having the gross amount you should **divide the gross amount by 1 + VAT percentage**. (i.e if it is 20%, then you should divide by 1.20), then subtract the gross amount.

## How do you get 5 VAT?

**Divide by 2** to give 5% of the amount – this is the VAT. To find the total cost, add the VAT to the original amount. (or multiply by 5 to find the VAT at 5%). To find the total cost, add the VAT to the original amount.

## How do you add VAT to a price?

**Working Out VAT**

- Multiply the price/figure by 1. + VAT Percentage.
- For example, the UK VAT rate is 20%, which means you would do price/figure X 1.2.
- For example, £100 is the price X 1.2 = £120 which is now the price/figure including VAT.

## Is VAT calculated on net or gross?

When calculating the VAT on a net figure the net amount represents 100% and the VAT % is added to **calculate the gross**.

## How do I calculate tax from a total?

Sales Tax Calculation

To calculate the sales tax that is included in a company’s receipts, **divide the total amount received** (for the items that are subject to sales tax) by “1 + the sales tax rate”. In other words, if the sales tax rate is 6%, divide the sales taxable receipts by 1.06.

## How do I calculate VAT on sales?

How to calculate Ireland VAT manually. Standard VAT rate (23%) is very easy to calculate. All you need to do is **multiply VAT exclusive amount by 0.23.**

## How do I calculate net from gross?

If you have a gross amount and want to determine the net value, then **simply divide the gross value by 1.20** to provide the net value.

## How do you calculate tax backwards?

To calculate the sales tax backward from the total, **divide the total amount you received for the items subject to sales tax by “1 + the sales tax rate”**. For example, if the sales tax rate is 5%, divide the sales taxable receipts by 1.05.

## What is VAT and how is it calculated?

VAT is commonly expressed as **a percentage of the total cost**. For example, if a product costs $100 and there is a 15% VAT, the consumer pays $115 to the merchant. The merchant keeps $100 and remits $15 to the government.

## How do you take 20% off a price?

**How do I take 20 % off a price?**

- Take the original price.
- Divide the original price by 5.
- Alternatively, divide the original price by 100 and multiply it by 20.
- Subtract this new number from the original one.
- The number you calculated is the discounted value.
- Enjoy your savings!

## How do you add 20% to a price?

**Multiply the original price by 0.2** to find the amount of a 20 percent markup, or multiply it by 1.2 to find the total price (including markup). If you have the final price (including markup) and want to know what the original price was, divide by 1.2.

## How much VAT can you claim back?

You can reclaim **50% of the VAT** on the purchase price and the service plan. You work from home and your office takes up 20% of the floor space in your house.