What does net price mean?
The net price is the price of an item before taxes are charged on the item. The price of an item after the tax is added on is called the gross price.
The net price of an object is the actual cost the store pays for the object they are selling. The selling price is the retail sale price. For example: I may buy a CD for $3.20 delivered to my door. That is the net price of that item. I will sell the $6.00. That is the retail price. The difference is gross profit. Net profit takes into account the internal costs of selling. This includes…
Not according to direct.gov.uk "When someone charges you VAT they multiply the original ('net') price of the item or service by the VAT rate to calculate the amount of VAT to charge. They then add the VAT amount to the net price to give the 'gross' price - the price you pay." http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/Taxes/BeginnersGuideToTax/DG_4015895