# Indirect Tax

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I've went through the first practice assessment and this question has racked my head.

A VAT registered trader makes a mixed supply to customers as follows:

Standard rated items for £683 plus VAT
Zero rated items for £128
An early settlement discount of 2.5% is offered

How much VAT should be included on the VAT invoice?

I've looked at the answers, can anyone explain how you get the figure of £133.18?
Thanks

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edited February 2015
You have to take into account the 2.5% discount when calculating the VAT in this instance.

First take the 2.5% discount from the standard rated items:

£683 - 2.5% = £665.925

Then work out how much VAT should be added to these items:

£665.925 x 20% = £133.18

As the other items are zero-rated, this figure is how much VAT should be included on the VAT invoice.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks, I think that that was the only thing I didnt try!
• Registered Posts: 6
The rule is that you always need to take off discount before VAT I am sitting this exam next week and lots to remember!