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North Island flooding Our Takapuna and Manukau offices are temporarily closed. Many of you have been affected by the flooding in the North Island and may need help keeping up with your tax obligations. Find out more

Before you start

You'll need your:

  • total sales and income
  • total purchases and expenses
  • adjustments from your calculation sheet.

Find the return you need to file

  • In myIR, select ‘Returns and transactions’ next to the GST account
  • Select the ‘File return’ link next to the period you're filing for, such as 31-Mar-2022
  • Select whether or not you're filing a nil return. 

If you’ve been filing nil for a while, check whether you need to cancel your GST registration.

Cancelling your GST registration

Select a filing option

Select either:

  • GST amounts
  • Total sales and purchases.

Fill out the return details

You'll need to fill out:

  • Sales and income details
  • Purchases and expenses
  • Credit and debit adjustments (if you have any).

Review the return to check it's correct

This will show your assessment.

Payment or refund

If your assessment is a bill, you can pay by direct debit, or pay later using one of our other payment options.

Make a payment

If your assessment is a refund, you can transfer it to another tax type or customer, or confirm the bank account you want the refund paid to.

Submit the return

Before you can submit it, you can attach correspondence or receipts to the return if needed.

Log in to myIR

If your accounting software allows you to file your return directly with us, you can do this.

If you do not have myIR, we'll send you paper returns to complete. You can also download a paper return.

What happens next

If you have a refund we'll pay it within 15 working days.

You can fix any mistakes in your return after you've submitted it.

Fixing mistakes in my return

My responsibilities

Submit your return and make any required payment by the due date.

If you cannot submit your return, or pay on time penalties and interest may apply.

If you can't pay your bill on time find out more about your options.

I'm struggling to file and pay my tax

Make sure we have your correct contact details, bank account and income information. You can update your details at any time in myIR.

You can use our disputes process if you disagree with our assessment.

When you start the disputes process

Last updated: 29 Apr 2021
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