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    How to pay

    We offer you a range of convenient payment options, both in Australia and overseas.

    Your payment needs to reach us on or before its due date. Check your financial institution’s processing deadlines to avoid making a late payment.

    BPAY®

    Make a payment directly from your cheque or savings account to us using your financial institution’s phone or internet banking service.

    Details you need

    • Biller code: 75556
    • Reference: Your EFT code

    BPAY payments made out of hours, on a weekend or on a public holiday will not reach us until the next working day.

    ®Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518

    Credit card

    Credit card payments can be made online or by phone. To make a credit card payment you will need:

    • a current Visa, MasterCard or American Express card
    • your EFT code or PRN.

    A card payment fee applies to transactions made using the credit card payment service.

    To make online credit card payments or for more information, see How to pay.

    To make credit card payments by phone call 1300 898 089.

    Direct credit

    Transfer your payment to us online from your cheque or savings account.

    Details you need:

    • Bank: Reserve Bank of Australia
    • BSB: 093 003
    • Account number: 316 385
    • Account name: ATO direct credit account
    • Reference: Your EFT code

    Direct credit payments made out of hours, on a weekend or public holiday will not reach us until the next working day.

    Direct debit

    Have your payment automatically deducted from a cheque or savings account.

    Details you need:

    • For a verbal direct debit payment arrangement after the due date, phone us on 13 11 42.
    • For all other direct debit requests, complete the Direct debit request and return it to us.

    To get the form:

    • see How to pay
    • phone 1800 802 308, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
    • email eft-information@ato.gov.au

    Allow at least seven (7) working days for your direct debit to be activated to ensure your payment reaches us on or before its due date.

    Mail

    Mail your cheque or money order to us.

    Cheques and money orders should be for amounts in Australian dollars and payable to the ‘Deputy Commissioner of Taxation’. Cheques should be crossed ‘Not Negotiable’ and must not be post-dated.

    Include your payment slip or a note that states your:

    • full name
    • address and telephone number
    • account identifier – tax file number (TFN), Australian Business Number (ABN), client identification number
    • payment type – BAS payment, income tax, HELP.

    Mail your payment and payment slip or note to:

    NSW, QLD or ACT residents:

    Australian Taxation Office
    Locked Bag 1793
    PENRITH NSW 1793

    VIC, WA, SA, TAS or NT residents:

    Australian Taxation Office
    Locked Bag 1936
    ALBURY NSW 1936

    Do not use pins, staples, paper clips or adhesive tape.

    Do not send cash.

    Allow sufficient time for your payment to reach us on or before the due date.

    Australia Post

    If you have a preprinted payment slip with a barcode, you can pay in person at any Australia Post outlet.

    A $3,000 limit applies to cash payments. EFTPOS payments are subject to daily withdrawal limits.

    Cheques and money orders should be for amounts in Australian dollars and payable to ‘Deputy Commissioner of Taxation’. Cheques should be crossed ‘Not Negotiable’ and must not be post-dated.

    What is my electronic funds transfer (EFT) code?

    Your EFT code is the reference number. It is printed directly above the barcode on your payment slip.

    If you pay using BPAY® or direct credit you will need this number.

    If you need more information

    • phone 1800 815 886 between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
    • email payment@ato.gov.au

    ® Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518

    Last modified: 12 Feb 2019QC 48080