Monthly GST Returns

In recent weeks I have needed to deal with a small number of Methodist entities that have either NOT supplied a GST return or have supplied a GST return covering a number of months.

The Methodist Church is required by the Goods and services Act to provide the Inland Revenue Department with a monthly GST return covering the correct period.  For example, today is the 29 October 2015.  Yesterday we were required to lodge the GST return for the Methodist Church for the month of September 2015.

While I appreciate that many people doing this work are volunteers and do the work to the best of their abilities, the Church is still required to follow the law.  I would ask you to lodge the GST return in the correct month and by the due date so that we can be assured that the Church meets its legal obligations.

I would refer you to Information Leaflet No. 64 which relates to GST.  This can be found on the Methodist Church website (  A hard copy can also be requested through the Connexional Office.