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New Zealand Goods and Services Tax

New Zealand Goods and Services Tax

The New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (NZ GST) is added on advertising costs unless there is an NZ GST registration number on file.

For businesses in New Zealand, Microsoft Advertising is required to charge the New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (NZ GST) on advertising services unless you provide your NZ GST registration number. If you provide your NZ GST registration number, Microsoft Advertising will apply NZ GST at 0%. If you do not provide your NZ GST registration number, Microsoft Advertising is required to charge 15% NZ GST.

Microsoft Advertising cannot provide guidance on tax. Please contact your tax advisor or local tax office if you have questions.

How to update your New Zealand GST registration number

You can provide your New Zealand GST registration number when you sign up for Microsoft Advertising and each time you create a new account. The registration number will appear on your billing documents.

How you edit your NZ GST registration number depends on whether you have one account or multiple accounts.

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We're redesigning Microsoft Advertising, so the steps to complete a task may be different based on the version you're using. Learn more about the redesign and which version you're using.

  1. Click Tools from the global menu, and then click Settings.
  2. If you have multiple accounts, choose one from the account selector in the global menu at the top of the page.
  3. Click Account settings from the main menu.
  4. Next to the Account settings page title, click the pencil icon edit icon.
  5. Enter your NZ GST registration number, located just below your business address.
  6. Click Save.
  1. Click Accounts from the global menu.
  2. If you have multiple accounts, choose one from the account selector in the global menu at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Management tab.
  4. From the Actions column in the table, click Account settings.
  5. In the Account settings page, click the pencil icon pencil icon.
  6. Enter your NZ GST registration number, located just below your business address.
  7. Click Save.

How is GST applied to my account?

  • If you have a postpay threshold or monthly invoice account, GST is added onto your billing threshold amount. For example, if your billing threshold is NZ$100, your card will be charged NZ$115 (NZ$100 + 15% GST). (Learn about billing threshold.)
  • If you have a prepay account, taxes are deducted from your payment. For example, if you make a NZ$100 prepayment, your account balance will increase by NZ$86.96 and the remainder of your payment will be the tax amount (NZ$13.04).

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