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GST refunds are direct credited within 15 working days following the day of us receiving your return.
If your refund is under $5 we'll carry it forward to the next period instead of issuing to you.
If we intend to withhold payment or investigate the return, we'll let you know.
You can update your bank account in the My business section of myIR when you file your return.
When you file your GST return through myIR you can transfer the refund to:
You can't request a transfer of your refund if you file using accounting software. To request a refund transfer you need to file in myIR for that period.
You can request to offset your GST refund to your provisional tax.
If you file a paper GST return, you need to include a note with your return requesting a transfer.
Your note should include the following information (as applicable):
The date the transfer happens will depend on when you filed the return.
We pay interest on refunds and overpayments of GST for amounts over $100.
If your GST return is filed before the due date, we start calculating interest from the day after the earlier of these two dates:
If you file your GST return on or after the due date, we’ll start calculating interest from the day after the return’s filed.
We can withhold payment of a refund to you in some situations.