How to Calculate Net Percent

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An accountant can be used to find your family's net income percent.
An accountant can be used to find your family's net income percent. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

The term "net" refers to the amount of money left over after all deductions have been made. For a business, these deductions could include such things as overhead costs, interest rates and taxes. Net percent is calculated by expressing the net as a percentage of gross, or the overall total before deductions have been made. A net percent can be useful to an individual or company that wants a clear depiction of its finances.

Write down your gross figure. This number refers to the overall total before any deductions have been made.

Subtract from your gross figure all of your deductions. This number is your net figure. Write this figure down.

Divide your net figure by your gross figure. The result will be less than zero.

Multiply the figure you obtained in Step 3 by 100. This is your net percent.

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