New Zealand accounting software provider CashManager has struck a deal to develop direct GST integration with the Inland Revenue.
Designed to make filing GST returns easier for businesses, the new service is available to both online and PC-based customers.
As a result, CashManager has become one of first accounting software programmes to offer this feature on Inland Revenue’s new Gateway Service.
The Gateway Service is the portal between the private sector and Inland Revenue allowing software developers to integrate their products with the tax department’s.
“Integrating directly with Inland Revenue’s Gateway Service eliminates the common risk of human error when manually transferring data from one system to another,” CashManager managing director Grant Hewson said.
“Thanks to CashManager, filing tax returns is just a few clicks away; it’s seamless. On top of this, amendments to GST filing periods can be actioned from within CashManager instead of having to go through Inland Revenue.”
Other leading cloud-based software companies have worked with Inland Revenue for some time on this GST integration, with CashManager embarking on the integration process two months ago.
“Our system is smart and built for constant development,” CashManager developer Penny Slater added. “Data security and systems reliability are our two most important priorities so we’re pleased to say the integration is fully tested and robust.
“Our clients can rest easy and enjoy the extra time they will free up every year thanks to the integration.”
Hewson said the CashManager team worked closely with Inland Revenue to deliver the feature, a coveted task amongst software gurus.
“CashManager is the first in the industry to connect via Inland Revenue’s new Gateway Services — this really is quite a feat for us as one of the smaller players,” Hewson explained.
“Automation is something Inland Revenue is really focussing on and it is great to see them working so closely with the private sector.
“The less time Inland Revenue staff have to spend manually handling things like GST returns, the more time they can spend assisting New Zealanders in other ways.”