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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

You can still register for GST if your turnover from a taxable activity is less than $60,000.

The advantages of registering for GST include:

  • it helps you keep on top of your paperwork and see how your business is doing
  • you can claim on your expenses relating to your taxable activity
  • it might make it easier to deal with your suppliers.

The disadvantages of registering for GST include:

  • you need to add GST to your prices
  • you need to file returns regularly
  • you are charged penalties if your returns or payments are late.
Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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