 # Sales Tax Decalculator

This article gives you a free Sales Tax Decalculator template to use in Excel.

## What is a sales tax decalculator?

A sales tax decalculator will tell you the pre-tax price of a good or service when the total price and tax rate are known.

You can download our free Excel template to determine the pre-tax price.

### How the sales tax decalculator works

The Excel sales tax decalculator works by using a formula that takes the following steps:

Step 1: take the total price and divide it by one plus the tax rate

Step 2: multiply the result from step one by the tax rate to get the dollars of tax

Step 3: subtract the dollars of tax from step 2 from the total price ### Pre-tax price formula used by the Excel decalculator

Here is the formula for decalculating the tax or determining the pre-tax price of the good/service.

Pre-Tax Price  =  TP – [(TP / (1 + r) x r]

Where:

TP = Total Price

r = Tax rate

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