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.
Important

The following tax requirements take effect on 1 July 2017.

For businesses in New Zealand, Bing Ads 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, Bing Ads will apply NZ GST at 0%. If you do not provide your NZ GST registration number, Bing Ads is required to charge 15% NZ GST.

Bing Ads 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 Bing Ads and each time you create a new account. The registration number will appear on your billing documents (after 1 July 2017).

If you are a monthly invoice customer, please contact your account manager or contact support to update your NZ GST registration number. Otherwise, how you edit your NZ GST registration number depends on whether you have one prepay/postpay threshold account or multiple prepay/postpay threshold accounts.

If you have one account expando image
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. In the Business location and tax information section, click the pencil icon pencil icon.
  3. Enter your NZ GST registration number.
  4. Click Save.
If you have multiple accounts expando image

If you have multiple accounts, you can update the NZ GST registration number for more than one account at a time as long as the accounts are similar (same Customer ID and account type).

  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Select the check boxes next to the accounts that you want to add or update the NZ GST registration number.
  3. Click Edit, and then click Business location (Tax info).
  4. Enter your NZ GST registration number.
  5. Click Save.

How is GST applied to my account?

  • If you have a postpay threshold 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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