We are pleased to be part of the pilot programme for online filing of GST returns directly from Xero. Xero and Inland Revenue have been working on this for many months and today I saw the results.
We finalised our GST return in Xero in the normal way. Then there was an option to directly file the return. After authenticating with myIR login details, it was magically filed. No more duplicate keying into the IRD website, making typing errors, or forgetting to do it at all. In fact, it was SO easy I thought I had missed something. But no, that's all there is to it. File your return directly from Xero.
This is what we love about Xero. They are continually innovating and are have such a large market share in New Zealand they can influence the way we interact with government agencies such as IRD. And kudos to the IRD for working with Xero to save us so much time.
We're looking forward to this functionality rolling out to all Xero clients soon.