Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) for wine wholesalers

MYOB Staff Post SupportNoteGuy
31 Posts
MYOB Staff Post

WET is a tricky area of taxation which usually requires assistance from an accounting advisor to set up in your MYOB software.

 

To learn more about WET, visit the ATO website.

 

This article is provided for guidance only - it might not be suitable for your business requirements. If you need clarification, check with your accounting advisor or post your question below.

 

 

 

GST on WET

 

WET is typically calculated as 29% of the taxable supply for a wholesale sale or 29% of the notional wholesale selling price for other dealings.

 

GST is typically collected on wine sales at 10% of the WET inclusive price.

 

Example for a wholesale sale:

Wine Supplies = $100.00

WET (29%) = $29.00

WET inclusive price = $129.00

GST 10% = $12.90

Total Price = $141.90

 

 

WET tax codes

 

AccountRight and AccountEdge come with a default set of tax codes, including:

  • WET (Wine Equalisation Tax) - a Sales Tax type tax code with a rate of 29%
  • WEG (GST on Wine Equalisation Tax) - a GST type tax code, with a rate of 12.9%
  • GW (Consolidated WEG & WET)

 

Entering an invoice with WET amount

 

When entering the details on an invoice, you only need to enter the consolidated tax code GW. The code will assign values to both the WET payable and GST payable accounts. Typically the Tax Inclusive option is not selected.

 

Here's an example:

 

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Clicking the tax arrow along the bottom of the sale displays the Tax Information window where you can see how the tax has been calculated across the two tax codes.
 

 

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If you go to the Edit menu and choose Recap Transaction, you can see the allocation of debits and credits to the various WET related ledger accounts.
 
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Showing WET and GST on invoices
 
Customise your incvoice form and ensure the following fields are included in the footer of the form:
  • Tax Code
  • Tax Rate
  • Tax Total
  • Sales Value
To learn more about customising forms, press F1 while using your MYOB software to view the help.
 
Here's an example invoice:
 
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Note: The WEG code shown in our example display as 12.90% as it is calculating GST on both the original sales value and the WET amount. A text field or comment can be added onto your stationery to explain the calculation of the WEG code.
12 Comments
LorraineR
2 Posts
Cover User

Hi - from this information above - how does the customer know which amount to claim as GST.  It only shows WET and WEG.  Is there a way to set it up clearer for the customer?

LorraineR
2 Posts
Cover User

Hi - MYOB - are you able to answer this for me yet please?  I posted 11/4/16 and have also tried calling to find out the answer to this but have not had any luck.

Thankyou

Lorraine

MYOB Moderator Liam_M
3,488 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hello @LorraineR

 

I apologise for the delayed response to your question. The WEG shown on the invoices is the GST (both the GST charged on the item itself and the GST charged on the WET). You can explain that to your client, or add a comment or note on the invoice to that effect. If you or your customer are unsure what to report to the ATO, please contact your accountant.

KristinmD
3 Posts
Cover User

I am also trying to sort out printing MYOB invoices with WEG. The ATO states that you must clearly show the GST separately - at the moment, the MYOB invoices only allow for the total tax to show. Please can you look into this so that we do not have to create manual invoices to show the separate amounts!

MYOB Moderator Steven_M
20,820 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @KristinmD

 

I would recommend adding the GST Summary table onto your invoice. This will show the break down of the tax codes involved in the transaction. For example

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AccountRight Help Article: Personalising forms will be able to assist with adding that GST Summary table to the customise form.

Partner KathyTB
1 Post
Partner

Hi, the above method provides a workaround for wine sellers, however my winemaker client says the invoice layout will not satisfy his customers who want to clearly see the total GST, also the Landed Unit Cost (cost incl. WET but not GST) per item. He is choosing to prepare his invoices manually for now and we will re-enter them into MYOB for internal purposes.

 

Can a standard invoice template be developed for wine sellers PLEASE? Or can you direct me to someone who can design one for a reasonable fee?

 

Thanks.

SIP
1 Post
Cover User

I am also after an answer to the question above, as the ATO require GST to be shown on the invoice and as far as I have founf MYOB can not do this. This makes MYOB very inefficient for producing such invoices, as a seperate document needs to be created and then an entry also entered in MYOB.

 

Can text be entered over the WEG code so that it reads GST somehow?

Experienced Partner VickiS
50 Posts
Experienced Partner

Could we get some clarification maybe from an Accountant working in this industry on how to comply with the GST Ruling and to show the correct GST amount to be claimed by businesses on a Tax Invoice.

 

Inserting the tax table is fine but without knowledge of this industry and WET, then the table can be confusing.  It shows GST 10% as $0.00 and shows WEG as 12.9% which is really GST 10% on the wine + 2.9% for GST on the WET.  Not only would the code confuse people as they are looking to claim GST not WEG but it shows as 12.9% which they may think is too much and incorrect.

 

I dont know if the way in which AccountRight shows this is compliant with the ATO GST Ruling for WET. 

 

I understand that not many software programs can even do what AccountRight can.  An "experts" response would be appreciated.

Partner VBS
4 Posts
Partner

To quote the following comment from KathTB from July (20??):

"Hi, the above method provides a workaround for wine sellers, however my winemaker client says the invoice layout will not satisfy his customers who want to clearly see the total GST, also the Landed Unit Cost (cost incl. WET but not GST) per item. He is choosing to prepare his invoices manually for now and we will re-enter them into MYOB for internal purposes.

Can a standard invoice template be developed for wine sellers PLEASE? Or can you direct me to someone who can design one for a reasonable fee?

Thanks."

I have just called support and was told no - there is no work-around for this.  Yes, I have read the comments about placing a black box over the offending tax code.  Really? Some of the comments are dated back to 2011, 2012 & 2013!!!   It's now 22nd February 2017 and MYOB users in the Wine Industry still cannot produce a Tax Invoice that is ATO Compliant?  Really?  I would love to hear from ANYONE who has come up with a way to produce (via MYOB Accountright Live) an ATO compliant Tax Invoice for the Wine Industry.  

steveb
4 Posts
Cover User

Dont rely on MYOB fixing this any time soon like all of the other issues they refuse to correct and improve as they are just soooo busy making apps for everyones phones and of course trying to be a technology company whilst forgetting how to look after their clients general accounting requirements that is the very foundation of the Company. You would think that management has gone out and bought shares in Xero!!!

 

 

KristinmD
3 Posts
Cover User

Hi MYOB - Is this ever going to be sorted out - we are still having to create manual invoices to send to our clients and then enter in MYOB - please change this so that I can just do the one invoice!!!

Partner VBS
4 Posts
Partner

Hey KristinmD - The MYOB comments in this feed are NOT ATO Compliant.  I feel sorry for the poor person reading this thread.  The ATO are very definite about showing the GST and WET amounts as seperate items on all Tax Invoices.  See this link:

https://www.ato.gov.au/business/gst/in-detail/managing-gst-in-your-business/tax-invoices/invoices-wi...

I have done a work around in MYOB which is not user friendly and fiddly.  Annoying as hell!  I don't recommend MYOB to Wine Clients anymore which is a bit sad as I do like MYOB.

 

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