The Xero self-employed toolkit

If you’re a freelancer, consultant or contractor, this self-employed kit is designed to help you run your business easily.

The Xero self-employed toolkit

Download the kit

This kit contains loads of handy resources. Here’s what it includes.

  • Included
    Two invoice templates
  • Included
    A complete guide to GST
  • Included
    A guide to moving off spreadsheets
  • Included
    A guide to accounting for the self-employed

Invoice templates

If you’re not using online accounting software like Xero, the invoice templates in the self-employed kit are for you. They make it easy to create GST or non-GST invoices that include all the details required by IRD.

An invoice template ready for a business logo, name, and contact details to be added.

Guide to GST

The kit includes a guide to goods and service tax (GST) for New Zealand businesses. Find out if your business needs to register, learn how to calculate GST, issue GST invoices, claim back GST on business expenses, and prepare a GST return.

The cover of quick guide to GST in New Zealand depicting a business owner on their phone at the beach.

Moving off spreadsheets

The guide to moving off spreadsheets explains why they aren’t a long-term solution, and covers how to choose the most suitable accounting software for your business.

Hands holding a tablet which displays charts and tables on the Xero dashboard.

Accounting for self-employed

This guide outlines the benefits of moving your accounts and other business tools online, and walks you through three steps for finding the right online accounting software.

A self-employed business owner jumps for joy at the ease of using online accounting software.

Download the self-employed toolkit

Complete the form to download your self-employed kit.

Start using Xero for free

Access Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.