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 to customers.
Let’s take a look at the maths and requirements of both.
How to add GST to prices
Once you’re GST registered, you’ll need to put prices up by 7%. There’s a very simple formula for doing that:
What are tax invoices?
A tax invoice tells a customer how much GST they paid on a purchase. You must issue a tax invoice when you sell to GST-registered customers.
Tax invoice example
Here’s what you need to put on a tax invoice.
A simplified tax invoice can also be used for invoice amounts less than $1000 inclusive of GST. You can get more information on invoicing customers here.
Receipts versus tax invoices
A receipt printed at point of sale is called a tax invoice if it has all of this information on it. But it must contain the words ‘tax invoice’.
Chapter 4: Claiming GST
Find out about the GST you can claim back on business expenses.Read next chapter
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