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hi everyone, here is a question and answer from the osborne book, whic i dont get how the total is comprised.
QUESTION:
your business is owed £1000 (plus VAT @ 20%). the debt is 60 days late. bank of england base rate is 2%

ANSWER:
interest formula amount including VAT x (base rate + 2%) x no. of days/365
= 1,200 x 0.10 x 0.16 = £192 interest which can be charged?????
i make the answer to be £19.73 (rounded to 2 D.P's)
???? i don't understand, anyone?
thank you dan

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• Registered Posts: 1,189 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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Hi Dan

If you do the equation as a full I get same answer as you. But the rule is do different calculations separate:

1000 + 20% VAT = 1200
base rate 8% + 2% = 10%

1200 x .10 = 120

no of days late 60/365 = .16

120 x .16 = £19.20

Hope this helps

When is your exam, mine is 18th April

Jan
• Registered Posts: 12 Regular contributor ⭐
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the £19.20 i agree with you.
but their answer is £192?
is this is an error on there part.
or are they doing 19.20 x 10 as its 60 days old i.e. 2 months and 12 months less 2 months gives us the 10???
confused on this one. I just thought the answer is £19.20 not £192?
regards
dan
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As an additional consideration
For an outstanding invoice of £1,200
Interest of £19.20 PLUS compensation of £70.00 can be added to the amount due from the customer
AND
this only applies to business to business transactions
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