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Getting to know GST
Find out what GST means for your business and get tips on how to handle some of the core tasks.
- What is GST?
You’ve probably heard about GST – it stands for goods and services tax and is added onto prices in New Zealand.
- Registering for GST
Find out if your business needs to register for GST. If so, learn how to do it and find out what happens next.
- Calculating GST and issuing tax invoices
If you’re a GST-registered business you must add GST to your prices. You also need to issue GST invoices. Find out how.
- Claiming back GST
GST-registered businesses can claim back the GST they pay on business expenses. Let’s learn how.
- Working out your GST refund or payment
Working out GST is simple maths. Keeping track of all your transactions is the tricky part. Let’s learn the process.
- GST returns and due dates
As a GST-registered business you’ll declare how much you’ve collected and paid. You do this by filing GST returns.
- Tools and guides for your business
Now you know the ins and outs of GST, but it can be tough to keep on top of it all. Xero’s got the resources to help.
Why Xero knows GST
Millions of small businesses and 100,000 accountants and bookkeepers use our software to deal with things like GST returns. We asked some of them for explanations and pointers, which we put into this guide.
Handy resources for small businesses
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