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Transaction Fees/GST

Craftasticnz
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hi,  (NZ shopify Merchant) for every customer who pays their oder via Shopify payment gateway,  I am charged a transaction fee. 

 

Does this fee include GST?

 

I have registered my IRD # in Shopify.

 

Many thanks,  @Craftasticnz

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Kimi
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @Craftasticnz.

 

Shopify isn't required to charge tax (GST) on Shopify Payments processing fees for businesses based in New Zealand.

 

If you've registered your IRD number on your Shopify admin however, you will automatically be exempt from paying the 15% GST on your store's Shopify invoices, as explained on our help guide here.

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scozzy
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Hey Kimi - does the same apply in Australia? Trying to find out if we've been charged gst on our merchant fees because it needs to be claimed back. Stripe charges gst, so I assumed shopify would too, but maybe not?

Kimi
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @scozzy.

 

For Australian-based merchants using Shopify Payments, we're required to charge GST on Shopify Payments processing fees, as mentioned on our FAQ page here. The tax paid on these processing fees can be viewed by the Account Owner of your store via the Shopify admin under Settings > Payments > Shopify Payments > View payouts > click on Documents on the top right-hand corner.

 

With your Shopify subscription fees, Shopify is also required by law to charge Australian merchants GST. If you have an Australian Business Number though, then your store will be exempt from paying tax. You can find more information about this on our help guide here, as well as our tax reporting guide here under the heading 'Australia'.

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scozzy
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Great info - thanks so much Kimi. Appreciate your help 🙂

 

Kimi
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No worries at all, @scozzy. Glad I can help! 

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