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Calculate the net amount from the gross

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How to enter transactions when you only know the gross amount (including VAT) in Sage Accounting.


How to enter transactions

Just enter the gross in the Total field and press Enter or Tab. We calculate the VAT and Net amounts for you.

Other receipts and other payments

  1. Enter the details including the total amount. In our example, this is £82.80.
  2. Enter the details of the first line, including the ledger account and description.
  3. Make sure the VAT rate is correct.
  4. Delete the Net and VAT amounts.
  5. Tab to the Total and enter the gross amount. Tab again or press Enter. We update the Net and VAT amounts for you.
  6. Repeat for all subsequent lines.


This also applies when entering a Refund for a sale or a Refund for a purchase.

Quick entries

  1. Enter the details such as the customer or supplier and description.
  2. Make sure the VAT rate is correct.
  3. Tab to the Total and enter the gross amount. Tab again or press Enter. We calculate the Net and VAT for you.


Sales invoices

If you use products and services, you can set a VAT inclusive sales price on individual product or services, allowing you to calculate the net from the gross amount.

Set VAT inclusive sale prices on products and services

  1. From Products and services, choose an item from the list or select New item to create a new one.
  2. From the I sell this item section, enter the sales price and then select the Includes VAT? check box.

Related Solutions

Other payments and expenses

Record money paid into your account (Other receipt)