MYOB Essentials

GST to pay in dashboard

1 Post
Cover User



Can there be an option to show GST owed for the previous quarter rathat than what is accruing in the current quarter?


When it comes time to finalising the BAS that is falling due it would be good to see the previous quarter total there.





Partner AlanT
844 Posts



Hi Rob,


I agree totally.  I have many clients who look at the figure on the dashboard and think that is what they currentlly owe the ATO and I keep having to remind them to just ignore the number on the dshboard as it is not correct.



1 Post
Cover User

Just adding my support for this change.


I was using the dashboard as an indication of what was owed to the ATO etc.  Surely it should show the total GST liabilities, not just the GST for the current quarter.  For example, a total number (just like the PYAGW and Super) which has a down arrow - on expansion it shows previous quarter balance and current quarter balance.




Contributing Cover User TanyaBennett
6 Posts
Contributing Cover User

I agree.

Essentials is used by all people, not just bookkeepers & accountants. These normal tradies dont understand how to go & look for the liabilities, etc, they want to be able to have a look at the dashboard & get an indication for their cash flow.



7 Posts
Cover User

Also, an option to turn this GST section off on the dashboard would be nice too.






5 Posts
Cover User

Currently the "GST to pay" widget on the dashboard, resets each quarter, even though you may not have paid your GST for the previous quarter yet.


That means it's understated for about 28 days, 4 times a year....i.e. a third of the year (if you don't pay until due date each month)


The "PAYG and Super" widget doesn't work like this. It's a running total, which reduces when it's paid.


Can this please be made consistent between the two widgets?



2 Posts
Cover User

This is a great idea and a huge frustration for me!


I suggest that it is made consistent but perhaps have the option to display it either quarterly or annually. I prefer it to be annually but others may like it quarterly.


Either way, if it isn't consistent it's not usable information.

Partner ShieldBooks
19 Posts

I think it should contain a date range instead there so you can adjust back to the next quarter at a glance (becuase it ticks over and changes) before the GST is actually reported etc