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Updates to GST on Low Value Imported Goods

August 8, 2019

Inland Revenue have announced some changes to GST on low value imported goods. From 1 December 2019 GST will be charged to consumers on their online shopping from overseas suppliers, levelling the bar for NZ businesses who are required to be GST registered if they have turnover of $60,000 per year or more. These changes mean overseas businesses supplying low-value goods to consumers in …

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What’s The Difference Between GST On Payments Or Invoice Basis?

February 1, 2018

There are two main methods you can prepare your GST returns based on, these are: Payments basis – This is when you prepare your GST return based on all the income you have received and expenses that you have paid for the GST return period. This is the easiest method to use for calculating GST returns. Invoice basis – This is when you prepare …

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Should Your Residential Rental Property Be GST Registered?

No. Residential rental properties are exempt from GST. You cannot charge or claim GST for the supply of residential rental accommodation, therefore there is no GST implications for this type of activity. This means that there is no GST claimable on the purchase of the property and there is no GST payable on the sale of the property.

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New Calculator: Find the GST Content of a GST Inclusive Price

To work out the GST content of a GST inclusive price… With GST at 15% multiply the GST inclusive price by 3 then divide that result by 23 To help make this calculation easy (and in case you forget the formula) we’ve added a new calculator page which does it for you. GST Content of GST Inclusive Price Calculator  

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How to Calculate an Original Price from GST Content at 15% GST

If you have an amount of GST (@15%) from a transaction and need to calculate the original price here’s the formula… For the GST Exclusive Price: Multiply the GST amount by 6.66666666 For the GST Inclusive Price: Multiply the GST amount by 7.66666666 Note: The numbers above should actually be 6.6 recurring and 7.6 recurring respectively, so some minor rounding will be required. There’s …

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