Please, do not round numbers on your side. If calculations result in more than 2 decimals, please supply all decimals in the invocations of our service.Later, the API will return five (5) decimals in the getPayment-response - no matter how many decimals where sent in earlier.

The rounding of purchase and VAT values is carried out by Resurs Bank’s web services, based on a set of rules, and thus is not mandatory.

We always respect the price values (except VAT values) as total amount in each row and the payment’s total amount, sent to us by the representative.
However, there has to be a consistency between the received values and the ones we calculate ourselves taking into account of the rounding rules.

The service compensates for errors less than, or equal to, 0.05 currency units (i.e. no matter which currency).
This error threshold must be respected in both the “specLines” values and in the “totalAmount” and “totalVatAmount” values within the “paymentSpect” XML tag, see paymentSpec.

To summarize:

1. Representatives should send in the price and VAT values as is, without rounding, and let us calculate them.
Precision is not an issue as our routines are capable of dealing with a great number of decimals.

2. If you perform rounding calculations before invoking the e-Commerce service, it may produce an error if the error margin is exceeded.
We will perform rounding calculations in any case as described below.

The web services rounding rules are:

- Individual items*:
Given Item Net Price (without VAT) = Given row value / ( ( 1 + VAT percent / 100 ) * Quantity )
Given Total VAT Amount = ( VAT percent / 100 ) * Total !Calculated! Item’s Net Price

- Total Amount:
Given Total Price Amount with VAT = Σ ( Given Total Individual Price Amount )
Given Total VAT Amount = Σ ( Given Total Individual VAT Amount )

* Refers to each “specLines” entry.

One of the most common sources of [rounding] errors is the representative adding the sales price with VAT and sending that sum to us.
A representative sells the following item: 1’’ x 4’’ building board, price: 15.71 SEK (includes VAT).
Upon receiving this value we recalculate it to a net price: 15,71 / 1,25 = 12,568.
Now, say that the following is set within one “specLines” XML tag:

Quantity 1000
Net Price per Item 12,57 (!= 12,568)
VAT 25%
Total VAT 3142,00
Total Price including VAT 15710,00

Upon recalculation:
* 15710,00 / (1,25 * 1000 ) = 12,568 (!= 12,57)
* 0,25 * 1000 * 12,568 = 3142,00 = 3142,00

The difference between the received and calculated net price is: 12,57 – 12,568 = 0,002. This difference, being within the error margin, leads to 12,568 being used instead of 12,57.

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