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, usually by email, 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:
- You'll receive email reminders (Alerts) when your GST returns are due for filing to help you to do your GST on time
- You can delegate someone else to do your returns on your behalf.
- It's personal to you and tailored to your circumstances.
- You can save a copy for your own records
- It saves you time in the long run by having all your GST electronic records in one place
- It gives you immediate confirmation once your GST is filed, so you know we’ve received it
- It's secure and simple
If you don't have a myIR account, register for one today. Soon it will be the only way to file GST!
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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