VAT Calculation

MandyJayne Registered, AAT Student Posts: 3
Hi wonder if someone was able to help me with this. I have been working on the calculations for VAT and I was under the impression that you have to round down but then when I checked the answers I’m wrong with the calculation I’ve done.

E.g - 9.53 inc VAT

So I have calculated 9.53 / 1.20 = 7.9416666
So I have entered the answer as 7.94 but when I have checked the answers it says 7.95

Can anyone help on where I am going wrong please?


  • Pian32
    Pian32 MAAT Posts: 474 Dedicated contributor 🌟 🐵 🌟
    You probably wouldn't be penalised for rounding.

    However what they've done is 9.53/6 = 1.588333 rounds to 1.59 then 1.59*5 =7.95

    I don't think you'd be marked wrong in the exam for this.
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  • MandyJayne
    MandyJayne Registered, AAT Student Posts: 3
    Thankyou so much for your help much appreciated =)
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