Please Note: From March 2018 QuickBooks will start rolling out a new GST experience. This will happen gradually over a period of time.  While in the GST Centre of you can see  View reports, you are in the classic experience or if you see Run Reports, you are on the new experience. Please follow the relevant steps below based on the GST experience you are in.

To record a GST Payment (BAS Payment) in the Classic GST Experience:

  1. Click GST in the left hand navigation Menu.
  2. In the Action column select Record Payment for the BAS period you wish to record and payment against.
  3. Change the radio button option to Payment.  
  4. Select the date of the payment and the account the payment was withdrawn from.
  5. Input the amount of the payment and any memo for the transaction.
  6. Click the Save button.
Note: You can only record a payment for a previously lodged activity statement. 

Record a GST Payment (BAS Payment) in the New GST experience:

  1. Select GST in the left hand menu 
  2. Click Record Payment on the activity statement you want to record a payment against.
  3. Input the Amount
  4. Select the Account the payment was withdrawn from and the Date of the payment. 
  5. Enter a Memo for the transaction if required
  6. Click Save
Note: You can only record a payment for a previously lodged activity statement. 

 

How to record a GST Payment when not using the Lodge BAS function in the GST Centre

To record a GST Payment when not using the Lodge BAS function in the GST Centre follow the steps below:
  1. Select the Gear Icon in the top right hand corner 
  2. Select Journal Entry 
  3. Line 1 & 2 will be your BAS Liabilities Payable account 
  4. Debit the amount you paid GST on Sales 
  5. Credit the amount you paid GST on purchases 
  6. Line 3 (if needed) will be your PAYGI (Pay as you go income tax)
  7. Debit the required amount for Payroll tax
  8. Line 4 will be your BAS Suspense (or the clearing account you use) 
  9. Credit the required amount on this line
See the picture below as reference to how this journal entry should be entered 
If you do not require to enter PAYGI - you can leave this out

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Please note amounts pictured are an example only.