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New NZ GST Laws: Understanding your Earnings.

Easy Eats Driver

On the 1st of April 2024, GST changes were introduced by the New Zealand Government that Easy Eats needs to comply with. Starting from 7 July 2024, Easy Eats will collect and retain 15% GST on all your delivery fees.

To help offset costs for drivers who are not GST-registered, delivery fees will be increasing by 50 cents to $1 from the 7th of July 2024.

Regardless of your GST registration status, your take-home earnings per order will remain relatively unchanged or slightly higher than before.

You can learn more about the new changes here on the IRD website.

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    Non-GST-registered: Flat-rate credit scheme

    A flat-rate credit scheme will apply if you are not GST-registered.

    Easy Eats will collect GST at the standard 15% rate on Delivery Fees. Easy Eats will pay 6.5% to IRD and will pass on 8.5% to you.

    This flat-rate credit is for you to keep and recognises the GST on your costs from supplying listed services.

    GST-registered

    If you’re GST-registered you must let Easy Eats know.

    If you do receive a flat-rate credit when you are GST registered, you’ll need to return it to IRD by making a debit adjustment in your GST return. If you do not do this and carry on receiving flat-rate credits, IRD may charge you penalties.


    Changes To Driver Pay – Starting 7th Of July 2024

    Previously no GST was paid on the delivery fee as this was paid directly to the driver. From the 7th of July Easy Eats will collect GST at the standard 15% rate on delivery fees. Easy Eats will pay 6.5% to IRD and will pass on 8.5% to you.

    To help offset costs for drivers who are not GST-registered, delivery fees will be increasing by 50 cents to $1.

    Previous Driver Pay

    Delivery Fee: $6.99. The $6.99 would be paid directly to driver via Easy Eats Driver App.
    Total Driver Pay: $6.99

    New Driver Pay

    Example: 1
    Delivery Fee Increases by $1 from $6.99 to $7.99
    Driver Base Pay: $6.95
    Flat Rate Credit: $.59
    Total Driver Pay: $7.54

    Example: 2
    Delivery Fee Increases by 50 cents from $6.99 to $7.49
    Driver Base Pay: $6.51
    Flat Rate Credit: $.55
    Total Driver Pay: $7.07

    How driver Pay is calculated?

    Questions?

    Contact Richard on +6421706897 or email info@easyeats.kiwi

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