• How do I add a tax type for goods and services tax?

    This demonstration shows you how to add a tax type for goods and services tax.

     

    Step 

    Action 

    Result 

    1.

    Select ‘Business registration details’.

    The Client details screen will be displayed.

    2.

    Choose the Registrations radio button.

    Select the Next button.

    The Registration summary screen will be displayed.

    3.

    This screen displays all the roles and accounts for the business.

    Select the registration you want to view.

    Select the Tax type summary button.

    The Tax type summary screen will be displayed.

    4.

    This screen displays a summary of the tax types for the registration you selected.

    If there are no tax types for the account you have selected, no details will be displayed.

    You cannot add a tax type if:

    • an account other than activity statement has been selected
    • you don’t have an active ABN
    • the client is deceased
    • your account is insolvent
    • you are a government entity, or
    • a tax type for goods and services tax already exists on any account for this business.

    You can re-activate a tax type with a status of:

    • cancelled (CAN), or
    • (INA).

    Select the Add tax type button.

    The Add tax type screen will be displayed.

    5.

    This screen allows you to select the tax type you would like to add to your account.

    Select the check box for goods and services tax.

    You can choose to add more than one tax type. If both tax types are selected, you will be taken to the ‘Add goods and services tax’ screen and then the ‘Add income tax withholding’ screen.

    Select the Next button.

    The Add goods and services tax details screen will be displayed.

    6.

    This screen allows you to add or re-activate your goods and services tax details.

    Select the Yes or No radio button to indicate whether you are required to register for GST.

    Select the Yes or No radio button to indicate if you are not required to register for GST, but you are volunteering to register for GST.

    Enter your date of registration for GST.

    Select your GST turnover from the drop down list.

    Select the appropriate option to indicate how often you will lodge your activity statements.

    You cannot change the option for lodging your activity statement if you are re-activating this tax type.

    Select the appropriate option to indicate how you intend to account for GST.

    You are using a cash basis, if you receive an invoice but do not account for the sale or purchase until the cash is received or paid.

    You are using a non-cash basis, if you account for the sale or purchase at the time you issue or receive an invoice.

    Select the Yes or No radio button to indicate whether you import goods and services into Australia.

    Select the Yes or No radio button to indicate whether you need to register for access to the Tax Office’s online services for business.

    Enter your email address for instalment or business activity statement 1.

    Re-enter your email address to confirm the details.

    Select the Next button.


     

    7.

    This screen is only displayed when you are entitled to select your PAYGI reporting option.

    Select a radio button to choose your PAYGI reporting option.

    Select the Next button.

    The Completed activity statement – Pay as you go instalment – option 1 screen will be displayed.

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