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GST Invoice Rules are Changing – Making Life Easier

No more piles of receipts and invoices required!

Dealing with GST invoices will be much simpler under Inland Revenue’s new rules, which come into effect on 1 April, 2023. The goal is to modernise your record-keeping systems, which means you’ll be able to get closer to a completely paperless business.

Physical paperwork or PDFs no longer required

From April next year, you won’t need to keep a physical copy of a tax invoice, a credit note or a debit note. Your taxable information supply can be digital – included in your accounting software, in your transaction records or in contractual information.

New wording is coming into use - you no longer need to label your invoices as ‘Tax invoice’. The new wording is ‘taxable supply information’, but you don’t need to specify that on any invoices. It’s just the Inland Revenue’s way of explaining that certain information needs to be included on the documentation - you don’t need to make any alterations.

These changes are necessary to make e-invoicing legal, so without any actual paperwork or even a PDF moving around, your system-to-system invoices are still valid.

We’re here to help

If you’re not sure which records you need to keep, just give us a call or drop us a note. We can chat with you about how these changes might impact your business, and how you can use e-invoicing to reduce your risk of invoice fraud. Get in touch!

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