# Frequent question: How do you find the original price after VAT?

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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 calculate VAT backwards?

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.

## What is the formula for original price?

This calculation helps you to find the original price after a percentage decrease. Subtract the discount from 100 to get the percentage of the original price. Multiply the final price by 100. Divide by the percentage in Step One.

## How do you find the reverse percentage?

Reverse percentages

1. Either add/subtract the percentage given in the problem from 100% to determine what percentage we have.
2. Find 1% by dividing by percentage found in previous step.
3. Find 100% (original amount) by multiplying your answer in step 2 by 100.

## How do you find the after tax price?

Calculating Total Cost. Multiply the cost of an item or service by the sales tax in order to find out the total cost. The equation looks like this: Item or service cost x sales tax (in decimal form) = total sales tax. Add the total sales tax to the Item or service cost to get your total cost.

## What percentage is VAT?

VAT rates for goods and services

The standard rate of VAT increased to 20% on 4 January 2011 (from 17.5%). Some things are exempt from VAT , such as postage stamps, financial and property transactions.

## How is VAT calculated?

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 you find the original value of a percentage?

The original value is calculated by dividing the amount already paid by the percentage rate and multiplying the result by 100.

## How do you find the original price after a percentage increase?

Rules to find the original amount given the result of a percentage increase or decrease

1. First consider the unknown original amount as ‘x’.
2. Then consider the percent rate of increase or decrease.
3. To find the increase or decrease, multiply the rate by the original amount ‘x’.

## How do you find the selling price?

How to Calculate Selling Price Per Unit

1. Determine the total cost of all units purchased.
2. Divide the total cost by the number of units purchased to get the cost price.
3. Use the selling price formula to calculate the final price: Selling Price = Cost Price + Profit Margin.
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## What is percentage change?

Percentage change equals the change in value divided by the absolute value of the original value, multiplied by 100.

## How do I calculate tax from a total?

Sales Tax Amount = Net Price x (Sales Tax Percentage / 100). Using this example, the total sales tax rate would be 4 + 1.5 = 5.5 percent, meaning that taxes add another 5.5 percent of the sale price onto the bill the customer must pay.

## What is the formula to calculate tax?

STEP 4 – Calculate Your Taxes

1. For the first Rs. 2.5 lakh of your taxable income you pay zero tax.
2. For the next Rs. 2.5 lakhs you pay 5% i.e. Rs 12,500.
3. For the next 5 lakhs you pay 20% i.e. Rs 1,00,000.
4. For your taxable income part which exceeds Rs. 10 lakhs you pay 30% on entire amount.

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## How do you reverse tax from a total?

Formula to calculate sales tax backwards from total.

Divide your sales receipts by 1 plus the sales tax percentage. Multiply the result by the tax rate, and you get the total sales-tax dollars. Subtract that from the receipts to get your non-tax sales revenue.