• How to complete your activity statement

    When completing your activity statement:

    • check your reporting period at the top of the GST section
    • leave labels blank if they don’t apply to you unless otherwise instructed (do not use N/A or nil)
    • round down to whole dollars (do not show cents)
    • don’t report negative figures or use symbols such as +, , /, $.

    To ensure we can scan your activity statement correctly:

    • print clearly using a black pen
    • use BLOCK LETTERS and print one character in each box
    • don’t write any additional information on your activity statement – contact us by phone if your details have changed
    • if the words ‘Do not complete this option’ are printed across an option, you must use another option.

    Sample: Front of a quarterly activity statement

    Image showing the different sections on the front of a quarterly activity statement.

    There are six steps to completing the activity statement:

    Steps 1 to 4 relate to sections on the front of the activity statement; steps 5 and 6 to sections on the back.

    If you are using the:

    • calculation worksheet method, complete all steps
    • accounts method, complete steps1, 3, 5 and 6.

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      Last modified: 16 Mar 2016QC 17458