# Output VAT and Input VAT

1. says

ok im starting to get it, so:

to get from vat inclusive figure to vat exclusive you multiply by 100/120
to get the vat figure you multiply vat inc figure by 20/120

am i right or am i way off lol ?

• says

the irrecoverable debt: to be able to claim relief for irrecoverable debt, debt must be older than 6 months. The £840 is due 5th december 2013, our quarter end was march 2014. december to march is only 3 months so we do not include the £840.

get it?

• says

Ooooohhh!!! Okok thanks!!!

2. says

Hi,

Can someone please explain to me how we know what percentage to multiply by when something is inclusive of vat or exclusive of vat, I’m getting confused with the multiplying by 100/120 and 20/120? Is it something to do with output and input vat?

Thanks.

• says

Hi, the vat inclusive price is 120% and vat exclusive price is 100%… So that’s where your elementary school algebra kicks in. I wish I could write it out on a piece of paper & send u a pic so I could show u what I mean.

• says

Car 16450… They say it’s vat inc… So that’s 120% (or 1.2 or 120/100)… Now to findt for 20%… U can do some cross multiplication.
120/100 = 16450
20/100 = ?
?? ? = 16450 ?? 20/100 ? 120/100
= 16459 * 20/100 * 100/120
= 16450 * 20/120

I know this looks long but this is basically how they got the 20/120
Hope this helps! ????

• says

Car 16450… They say it’s vat inc… So that’s 120% (or 1.2 or 120/100)… Now to findt for 20%… U can do some cross multiplication.
120/100 = 16450
20/100 = ?
? = 16450 * 20/100 / 120/100
= 16459 * 20/100 * 100/120
= 16450 * 20/120

I know this looks long but this is basically how they got the 20/120
Hope this helps!