I'm about to lease a residential property to someone and they want a tax invoice each month so that they can claim the bulk of the rent threw there books as part of the house will be used for business purposes, the rental is $2900 per month,
What I would like to know is if I have to pay GST from the $2,900 as I'm GST registered
Or do I just do out a invoice and still have my ABN number on the invoice but I just put $2,900 GST Exempt?Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
is the property owned by you/your company with the abn? Is the bookkeeping company’s name on the lease?
As you are not able to charge gst on residential, issue one invoice for the total rent payable to be received in monthly payments.
I do find that most accountants will accept that the lease is sufficient to evidence the requirement to pay rent & the direct credit at the bank is evidence of payments.
owned by me and I have a ABN, Yes book keeping on the leasseScott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
2 possible answers: as the lessee is the bookkeeping company, will they pay gst on top of the rent? Or just be happy with standard gst exempt status.
They would pay either way
I think I will just go GST exemptDAMPropertyParticipant@dampropertyJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 44
There is no GST on residential rent. Normally you wouldn't provide an invoice for residential rent. I have seen where some people provide an Invoice/Statement for residential tenants and the invoice/statement has their details on it and their tenant's details on it. There is no need for an ABN on the invoice and it doesn't need to state whether it has GST included in the amount. The tenant may not even be registered for GST.
On another point, does the local council allow someone to run a business from the property.
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