A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

Chapter 4 - The special rules  

Part 4-7 - Special rules mainly about returns, payments and refunds  


The special rules in this Part mainly modify the operation of Part 2-7 , but they may affect other Parts of Chapter 2 in minor ways.

Division 162 - Payment of GST by instalments  

162-1   What this Division is about  

You may be able to elect to pay GST by instalments. If you do, GST returns are given to the Commissioner annually, and quarterly instalments of GST are paid on the basis of the Commissioner's or your estimates of what your annual GST liability will be (followed by a reconciliation based on the annual GST return).

If you can average your income for income tax purposes, you only pay the last 2 quarterly instalments.


In some cases, you will only pay the last 2 quarterly instalments: see section 162-105 .

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