Enter the net sales ($) and the tax rate (%) into the Gross Sales Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Gross Sales. 

Gross Sales Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Gross Sales. 

GS = NS/(1-TR/100)
  • Where GS is the Gross Sales ($)
  • NS is the net sales ($) 
  • TR is the tax rate (%) 

To calculate the gross sales, divide the net sales by 1 minus the tax rate.

How to Calculate Gross Sales?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Gross Sales.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the net sales ($).
    1. The net sales ($) is given as: 50.
  2. Next, determine the tax rate (%).
    1. The tax rate (%) is provided as: 3.
  3. Finally, calculate the Gross Sales using the equation above: 

GS = NS/(1-TR/100)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

GS = 50/(1-3/100) = 51.54 ($)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

net sales ($) = 100

tax rate (%) = 20

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

GS = NS/(1-TR/100) = ?