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Key differences between Australia and New Zealand databases
Key differences between Australia and New Zealand databases

Learn the key differences between Australia and New Zealand Farm Focus Databases

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You can own a Farm Focus subscription in Australia and New Zealand however there are a few differences.

In Australia...

  • There are three code templates specifically developed for Australia: Dairy Cattle, Sheep, and Dairy.

  • Clients pay their subscriptions by credit card. Payment by Direct Debit is not available.

  • The Bill Payment feature is not available.

  • The Invoice Scanner is available.

  • Clients must enter their State when completing their address within Farm Business.

  • Clients complete a GST worksheet. They then transfer information from their GST worksheet to their BAS statement and file with ATO. They are unable to file directly to the ATO.

  • The GST rate is 10%.

  • The end of the Financial Year is set as 30 June.

  • Terminology in the Farm Focus Help Centre resources can be different.

    Key differences include:

- GST (Goods and Services Tax) number should be replaced with

ABN (Australian Business Number)

- IRD (Inland Revenue Department) should be replaced with ATO

(Australian Tax Office)

- GST return should be replaced with BAS (Business

Activity Statement)

  • The Help Centre telephone number is 1800 351 781.

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