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New Zealand ends GST invoice requirement 2023

April 2023 – Digital records can replace paper invoices, with PEPPOL-based e-invoicing

The Inland Revenue Department is planning to digitise the tradition Goods & Services Tax (GST) invoice from 1 April 2023.  This will mean taxpayers transaction records, accounting systems and contractual documents may, in combination, contain all the information required to support the data submitted GST returns.

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Death of the Tax Invoice

The language of GST compliance will be changing:

  • Tax Invoice becomes Taxable supply information, which covers the invoice and  but it can also include information held in other forms, such as supplier agreements, contracts, and bank statements.
  • Debit note/credit note becomes Supply correction information
  • Self or Buyer-created tax invoice becomes Buyer created taxable supply information

PEPPOL e-invoicing

Sellers can provide taxable supply information to a customer using an automated direct exchange between the buyer’s and seller’s software, for example PEPPOL eInvoicing.

Taxable supply information replaces tax invoice

Whilst the invoice may be replaced, the levels of information required remains. But this depends on:

  • the value of the invoice
  • imported
  • Second hand goods

Invoice issuing deadlines

Taxable supply information must be provided to GST registered buyers within 28 days of a request for the taxable supply information (or by an alternative date agreed to by the parties) for supplies over $200. For supplies of $200 or less, sellers are required to keep a record of the supply, but they are not required to provide taxable supply information.

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