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You can now lodge your GST return online, from within MYOB Essentials.

MYOB Essentials will automatically complete your GST return for you, using the data you've entered throughout the period. You'll be able to check it, and make changes if you need to. Once you're happy with the figures, you can lodge the return with Inland Revenue, all without leaving MYOB Essentials.

Currently the GST lodgement report only supports the one-month and two-month taxable periods. The 6-month GST taxable period is currently not available for online lodgement.

How does it work?

Check out this short video for an overview of lodging your GST return online in MYOB Essentials.




To lodge your GST return online

To lodge your GST return online

  1. Click Reports in the MYOB Essentials menu bar, then choose All reports.
  2. In the Business reports section, click GST Lodgement. If this report isn't listed, contact MYOB support.

    If it's the first time you're lodging your GST return through Essentials, enter your login details and click Allow access to allow Essentials to lodge directly to the IRD.

    The GST lodgement page appears.
    GST lodgement page with previous returns listed

  3. To continue working on an existing return, click the date listed in the Period end column. Skip to step 5.

  4. To start a new return:

    1. Click Add return. The Tax filing page appears.
    2. Select your GST taxable period, Period end and Accounting basis. Note that the 6 month GST taxable period option is not yet available.

      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.

    3. Click Create.

    The Goods and services tax return page appears.


  5. In Return details, select your GST return type dropdown menu.

    Example return details with GST return type options shown
    Note that if you're working with return type GST103, you need to enter information in fields 24 and 25. See the IRD GST Guide for more information on these fields.
    Provisional tax calculation details showing fields 24 and 25

  6. If you need to correct any amounts on the return, click in the fields and type the new amounts.
  7. When you're happy with the return, click Validate to check the figures. 
    You'll need to fix any errors before you can lodge the return.
  8. Once the return is validated and you don't want to make any more changes, click Finalise
    The status will display Completed meaning the return is now ready to be lodged with Inland Revenue.
  9. When you're ready to lodge your GST return with Inland Revenue, click File.
    A pop-up will appear confirming the filing.
  10. Click Confirm, and you'll be taken to the IRD website.
  11. Enter your myIR user ID and password.

  12. Click Authorise to complete the filing.

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 Essentials. See Recording IRD payments and credits.