About this service
This service lets you register for goods and services tax (GST).
When to use this service
If you are conducting a taxable activity and your annual turnover exceeds $60,000 you will need to register for GST. You can also voluntarily register for GST.
What you will need
You need to have:
- a myIR Secure Online Services account to use this service. Simply login or register to myIR
- an IRD number to be registered
- BIC (business industry classification) code - if you do not have your code you can get it from the Business Industry Description and Code website
- bank account number (for refunds)
After you finish
In most cases you'll receive immediate confirmation of your GST number and registration details. Each time your GST return is due for filing we'll advise you when the return will be available in myIR for you to complete and submit by the due date.
The benefits of completing and submitting your GST return through myIR include:
- The form will be pre-populated with your personal information and tailored to your situation so you'll only be asked to complete sections relevant to your situation.
- You can save a draft and come back to it later, if you get interrupted or don't have all the information immediately at hand.
- The system will do the calculations for you, making it easier and more accurate.
- You can review your return, and make changes if necessary before you submit.
- You'll receive a receipt confirmation that your return has been received successfully showing the time, date and receipt number. You can also save and print this receipt/confirmation for future reference.
You can track the status of your GST return - whether it's due for filing, saved as a draft, being processed or completed.
Note: When you are registered for GST you will need to:
- keep records detailing your income and expenses
- work out the GST on your income and expenses
- complete and file GST returns
- pay us any GST owing.
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