Tax invoice and invoice templates
Pre-formatted for goods or services – follows New Zealand invoicing requirements for GST and non-GST registered businesses.
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How to use your free invoice template
Create invoices with ease using the online editable PDF template. You can save the template on your computer to use whenever you need.
Choose template type
You’ll receive both an invoice template and a tax invoice template for businesses registered for GST. Both are designed to meet New Zealand legal requirements.
Fill in the template
Click on the editable fields to enter invoice details like due date, invoice number, descriptions, quantities, unit prices, payment details and notes.
Save your invoice
You can then save your template as a PDF to your computer to keep as a record, and email or print to send to your customers.
Frequently asked questions about invoicing
An invoice is a digital or paper statement that clearly details how much a customer needs to pay for a good or service.
In New Zealand, if you have registered for GST, you should issue tax invoices when you sell goods or services. If the transaction is worth $50 or less (GST inclusive), you can provide a receipt instead.
Invoices are more than just a way for your customers to pay you. They also help manage your cash flow, track your time and understand your tax.
Managing your cash flow
Invoices can show you patterns in your sales so you can see when people are buying certain products, and what products are selling best.
They can also flag financial challenges and help you prepare for them, like when sales drop or when customers aren't paying on time.
Tracking your time
Invoices can help you track your time and set your prices. By including how long it takes to source, build or provide your products and services on your invoices, you can keep a track of what you spend your time doing – and then set your prices to reflect that.
Including your time on invoices also helps to set expectations with your customers so that they know how time factors into the cost and what to expect in the future.
Understanding your tax
Invoices can help you understand your tax obligations and manage your GST credits.
By storing and organising your invoices – both the ones you send to customers and any that you get from suppliers – you'll get a clearer idea of how much GST you need to pay and if you qualify for any GST credits.
On each invoice you need to include:
your business name
your customer’s name and address
the invoice number, date sent and due date
a description of the goods or services provided, eg date, quantity, rate and hours
the amount payable
payment details, eg your bank account or a credit card payment slip.
If you’re GST-registered, you also need to include:
your GST number
the words “tax invoice” in a prominent place
for supplies worth $50-$1,000, state GST is included in the amount payable
for supplies worth more than $1,000, either:
specify the amount charged, the GST added and the total amount payable, or
state GST is included in the amount payable.
For more information, check out the business.govt.nz business finance basics.
There are 2 types of invoices:
a regular invoice
a tax invoice
You use a tax invoice when your business registers for GST. A tax invoice shows that GST was included in the price of some or all of the goods and services sold.
Regular invoices do not include a GST component because the business is not registered for GST.