sounds like you have what is effect a rounding issue
I'd suspect that you are typing in as 20% which the form interprets as 0.2, and if the control is integer that means 0
strictly speaking in the UK (not just England) VAT can be one of 4 rates applying to a specifric good or service
Where a user can type in the VAT rate (In England it changes between 15, 17.5 and 20%)
exempt (Ie these iteme are not included in the scope of VAT legislation
zero rated (these items are included within the VAT but are currently charged at zero
Reduced Rate, currently 5%
Standard Rate, currently 20%
VAT applies to the specific good or service, and you can have multiple rates within an invoice
although VAT is fiendishly, and needlessly complicated (as you would expect any politician created artefact) its isn't that complex to implement). ferinstance biscuits (cookies in American) are zero rated, but if they contain chocolate are treated as 'luxury' goods and therefore attract standard rate, similarly food sold for consumption away frotm eh premises are zero rated, unless they are hot in which case they attract VAT. In essence goods that are zero rated or exempt are there because of politicians meddling.
if you are creating VAT invoices/line times then you need tobe very very careful about how you implement this as HMRC are known to be very aggressive if they feel your VAT process are incorrect.
Last edited by healdem; 10-12-12 at 08:15.
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