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Lodge your GST return

You can use the GST & Provisional Tax function in MYOB to fill out and file your GST return using the Inland Revenue Department's eGST service. 

To lodge your GST return

  1. In MYOB, go to the Accounting menu and choose GST and provisional tax.

  2. Click Get started.

  3. If prompted, enter your MYOB account details.

  4. To continue working on an existing return, click the date listed in the Period end column, then skip to step 6.

    Do you use the AIM method? 

    Find out how to get set up for AIM and how to file an AIM statement of activity.

  5. To start a new return:

    1. Click Add return. The Return details page appears.

    2. Enter your IRD/GST number and select your Return type.

    3. If prompted, enter your myIR user ID and password.

    4. Enter your GST output tax adjustment account and GST input tax adjustment account. Ensure these are not both the same account.

    5. Select your GST taxable periodPeriod end and Accounting basis.

      Can't select a month in Period end?

      If you've prepared a GST return for a previous period, that period won't appear in the Period end drop down list.

    6. Select whether you want to include year-end adjustments in the return.

    7. Click Create. The return appears, pre-filled with the amounts that have been transferred from MYOB.

  6. Review the amounts and click Validate to check the formatting. Make any changes that are required.

  7. (Optional) To save your changes (if you want to complete the return later) click Save.

  8. Click Prepare to file, and if all details are correct, click File. A message appears requiring you to confirm that you want to file the return with Inland Revenue.

  9. Click Confirm.

  10. Click File to file the return with Inland Revenue. The GST lodgement page reappears showing the submission status of the return.

Once you've lodged your return, pay any outstanding amounts to the IRD. After you've paid your GST or received your refund, you'll need to record the payment in MYOB.