How do I switch to detailed GST?
Remember, if you’re eligible for simpler BAS, you’ll be fully compliant if you’re on Simple GST and our testing has proved that small businesses find it much easier to code GST transactions when they use simplified GST codes. However, if you want to switch to detailed GST, you can do so by contacting our Customer Success team.
Note: QuickBooks Online is not a tax or BAS agent. If you are relying on advice from a BAS or tax agent, it’s recommended that you consult with them before you switch.
If you’ve set default GST codes on the Chart of Accounts, products and services, bank rules and recurring transactions, please be aware that you will lose these default settings when you switch and the action cannot be rolled back. You’ll need to visit each of those sections to reset the GST defaults. There will be no impact on existing transactions.
What will happen to GST reports once I switch to detailed GST?
- GST Details report - There will be no change to this report. You will continue to see transactions grouped by tax codes in the GST Details report. If you have existing transactions that use the detailed GST codes, the report will continue to report the transactions under the detailed GST codes.
- GST Summary report - If you switch from simple GST to detailed GST, this report will only display fields relevant to simpler BAS - G1, 1A and 1B with a few additional details. You will not see the fields that are removed from BAS in this report as you are no longer required to report those fields.
Where can I find more information about simpler BAS?
You can find more information about simpler BAS on ATO’s website.