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  • ATO departmental payment

    This information helps you make Australian Taxation Office (ATO) departmental payments.

    What is an ATO departmental payment?

    We accept ATO departmental payments where an ATO departmental invoice has been issued to you, for example:

    • inter-agency transactions
    • employee transactions.

    The following ATO payments are not ATO departmental payments:

    • business activity statement (BAS) and instalment activity statement (IAS)
    • integrated client account
    • income tax account
    • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
    • remittance or payment advice quoting an electronic funds transfer (EFT) code
    • remittance or payment advice quoting a payment reference number (PRN).

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    To make payments that are not ATO departmental payments (where an EFT code or PRN must be used to make the payment), refer to How to pay.

      Last modified: 15 Jan 2015QC 24937