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Turnover is calculated from GST returns as the sum of gross sales in the year ended 31 March. For a two-monthly filer, this would mean the sum of gross sales on six successive GST returns, with the last return being for the period ending 31 March.

The GST data only include GST collected or refunded by Inland Revenue. GST collected on imports by the New Zealand Customs Service is not included.

The data for these statistics is available for download from the links at the bottom of the page.

Graph of the number of GST filers by turnover band from 2007 to 2019

Graph showing the number of GST filers by turnover band for the years 2007 to 2019.

The graph has five lines showing the number of GST filers by turnover band from March 2007 to March 2019.

The changes since 2007 are that the number of GST filers:

  • total GST filers increased by 0.2% (from 653,827 to 654,594)
  • with nil GST turnover decreased by 10% (from 122,958 to 110,170)
  • with an annual GST turnover between $1 and $60,000 decreased by 20% (from 212,856 to 169,877)
  • with an annual GST turnover between $60,001 and $250,000 increased by 10% (from 167,874 to 183,871)
  • with an annual GST turnover between $250,001 and $1.3 million increased by 17% (from 100,183 to 117,294)
  • with an annual GST turnover greater than $1.3 million increased by 48% (from 49,488 to 73,382).