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BUSINESS FINANCE 101: Tax Invoice Compliance
Running a business means having to meet tax obligations established by the ATO. One basic requirement that is important for businesses – regardless of size – to get right from the beginning, is the Tax Invoice.
Chances are you’ve sent an invoice already.
But do you feel confident about the rules that regulate your Tax Invoice obligations?
“So what do I need to include in a tax invoice?”
A tax invoice for sales of less than $1,000 must include these 7 pieces of information:
1. It needs to be clear that the document is intended to be a tax invoice.
2. It must state the seller’s identity.
3. The seller's Australian business number (ABN).
4. Date when the invoice was issued.
5. A short description of the items sold, including the quantity (if applicable) and the price.
6. The GST amount (if any) payable – this can be shown separately or, if the GST amount is exactly one-eleventh of the total price, as a statement such as 'Total price includes GST'.
7. Information about how much of the invoice is a taxable sale (that is, the extent to which each sale includes GST).
If your tax invoice is for sales of $1,000 or more you must also show the buyer's identity or ABN, which we think is good practice for any invoiced amount.
Not sure you’re doing it right? Compare your invoice against the example from the ATO for invoices greater than $1,000: https://www.ato.gov.au/business/gst/issuing-tax-invoices/#taxableandnontaxablesales
Still have questions? Contact Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants on 03 9802 2533.
Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants
Phone: 03 9802 2533
Suite 13, 241 Blackburn Road
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia