GST Returns with Beany

Here at Beany, we want to help make your accounting and business administration a breeze. That’s why we sell an add-on to help you complete and file your GST returns with Inland Revenue (the IRD). If you’re thinking about purchasing this, or you have purchased and want to know what you need to do, then read on.

GST at Beany

At the beginning of the month that your GST return is due to file, you’ll receive an email from Beany reminding you to reconcile your Xero file. We’ll also follow up with a couple more as it gets closer to the due date.

Once you’ve reconciled Xero, log into your Beany page and click the “I’ve reconciled this” button on your dashboard. This lets our team know to start work. Our super-smart accountants review your GST return and Xero file to make sure your GST is correct.

Once we’ve processed your return, we’ll email you again to let you know it’s ready for review (usually within 3 working days). Log into your Beany page and you’ll find the return on your home page waiting for approval. Once you’re happy it all makes sense, click the “approve” button and we’ll file it with the IRD.

Paying your GST

Finally, if you have GST to pay, you’ll need to load a payment to the IRD from your internet banking. Beany also includes neat software called Tax-IQ which can look directly at your myIR account, so we can make sure that what we filed equals what the IRD is saying needs to be paid. We’ll also send you a reminder to pay a couple of days before it’s due, if TaxIQ sees that it hasn’t been paid.


Sometimes, really really virtuous Spam email filters can get a hold of our emails by mistake. If you think you might not have received our reminder emails, please check your spam folder as we wouldn’t want these to slip through the cracks.

Now you can sit back and relax, knowing that your very own Beany accountant is taking care of your GST each GST period, leaving you to get on with what you do best – running your business!

Get in touch with our friendly Support team at any time if you have questions. You can reach them at [email protected]

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