GST Mistakes

Common GST Mistakes

GST Mistakes

When you’re completing your activity statements, it’s easy to make mistakes. It happens a lot and we see them first hand here at e-BAS Accounts. The main mistakes users make are in relation to tax codes. Users often use the wrong tax code when entering various transactions into their software. Here are some common transactions that are often coded incorrectly. We show the correct tax code application:

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29 Common GST Mistakes

GST Mistakes

Even though the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been in operation for more than 10 years, despite its best efforts to educate the general public, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is still receiving business activity statements (BAS) containing many errors. Most of these errors relate to the over-claiming of GST input tax credits (ITCs) but in general, can be attributed to a misinterpretation (or lack of knowledge) of GST legislation.

Below is a list of some of the most common errors business owners make when preparing the BAS.

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