Does Google Ads Charge GST?
Google Ads | December 10th, 2022
Contributor Ozzy!. Barketing Manager
When it comes to running a successful business, you need all the help you can get. And when it comes to marketing, one of the most helpful tools is Google Ads. But before you start spending your hard-earned money on advertising, you may be wondering “Does Google Ads charge GST in New Zealand?” Let’s find out!
What is GST?
First things first, let’s talk about what GST (Goods and Services Tax) actually is. In New Zealand, GST is a 15% tax that applies to most goods and services purchased in the country. It’s charged by businesses or individuals who are registered for GST. As a business owner or entrepreneur, it’s important to understand how this tax works and how it affects your bottom line
Does Google Ads charge GST?
The short answer is yes – Google Ads does charge GST in New Zealand. According to the official website, all advertisers must pay an additional 15% Goods & Services Tax (GST) on their monthly invoice unless they provide a valid NZ GST number at the time of payment. This means that if you are running an ad campaign in New Zealand, you will need to factor in this cost into your budgeting plan before making any purchases
How do I pay for my Google Ads campaigns?
When paying for your Google Ads campaigns in New Zealand, there are a few options available.
- Credit or Debit Card
- Direct debit from a bank account
- Pay an Agency to Manage your payments (additional fees apply)
With these options, you will be required to enter a valid NZ GST number. This is so the fee can be applied correctly on your monthly invoices. If you don’t have a valid NZ GST number at the time of payment then 15% Goods & Services Tax will apply to your monthly invoices as explained above. Additionally, if your campaigns are running outside of New Zealand then different taxes may apply depending on where those campaigns are being targeted (e.g., US sales tax).
GST on Google Ads is a bonus
As a business owner or entrepreneur looking to take advantage of Google Ads in New Zealand. It’s important that you understand how taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST) work. And how they affect your budgeting plan when making any purchases related to ad campaigns. Thankfully, with just a few clicks of the mouse, you can easily add your NZ GST number. It’s easy to do when setting up payments for your ads. This will help keep costs down while still allowing access to all the amazing benefits that come with using Google Ads! So if you’re ready to get started with advertising online why not get in touch with us today?