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    Payments must reach us by the due date. Do not send your payment with your tax return. See Tax Office lodgment addresses for where to lodge your tax return.

    You can make payments by one of five methods:


    BPAY allows you to transfer funds electronically from your cheque or savings accounts to the Tax Office using your financial institution's phone or internet banking service. You can make most tax payments by using BPAY.

    Quote the Tax Office biller code (75556) and the EFT code as your customer reference number. Your EFT code is the string of numbers found immediately above the barcode on your payment slip. This slip is included in the reminder letter we sent you about the due date for income tax payment and lodgment of your tax return.

    A receipt number is issued at the time the payment is made. This should be recorded for future reference.

    Check with your financial institution for processing deadlines, to ensure your payments reach the Tax Office on or before the due date. BPAY payments made out of hours, on a weekend or public holiday will not reach the Tax Office until the next working day.

    If you need assistance locating or identifying the EFT code please phone 1800 815 886, email

    For more information about BPAY payments, contact your financial institution.

      Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518

    Direct credit:

    You can arrange to have your payment credited to the Tax Office electronically, via a desktop banking package. Use the following information to transmit a payment to the Tax Office bank account:

    Bank Reserve Bank of Australia
    BSB no. 093 003
    Account no. 316 385
    Account name ATO EFT direct credit official administered receipts account

    To ensure your payment is recorded correctly to your Tax Office account, you must record your EFT code in the Direct Entry System lodgment reference field. Your EFT code is the series of numbers found immediately above the bar code on your payment slip. For more information about direct credit payments phone 1800 815 886, email or visit

    Direct debit

    Direct debit allows you to have your tax liability electronically debited, as a one-off or periodic payment, from your nominated financial institution account (excluding credit card accounts).

    To arrange a direct debit, complete and send a Direct debit request form to the Tax Office. The form gives the Tax Office permission to debit your nominated financial institution account. Forms can be printed and sent by a tax agent using ELS software, or you can order one yourself by phoning 1800 802 308.

    Please note that the Direct debit request must be signed and received by the Tax Office at least five working days before the first debit transaction.

    For more information about direct debit payments phone 1800 802 308, email or visit


    Post your payment with the payment slip to the address printed on the slip.

    If a payment slip is not available, you can post payments to the appropriate address below. Include your full name, address, telephone number, type of payment and ABN or TFN.

    For NSW, ACT and QLD clients please send payments to:

    Australian Taxation Office
    Locked Bag 1793
    Penrith NSW 1793

    For WA, SA, NT, TAS and VIC clients please send payments to:

    Australian Taxation Office
    Locked Bag 1936 
    Albury NSW 1936

    Make cheques and money orders payable to the 'Deputy Commissioner of Taxation' with 'Not negotiable' printed across the cheque. Tender all cheques in Australian dollars. Do not send cash by post. Do not use pins, staples, paper clips or adhesive tape.

    In person – at a post office

    If you have a payment slip with a barcode, you can pay in person at any Australia Post outlet. Australia Post does not accept photocopies of payment slips. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or money order. A $3,000 limit applies to cash payments. Cheques should be made payable to the 'Deputy Commissioner of Taxation' and crossed 'Not negotiable'. A receipt will be issued for any payment made in person at a post office.

    EFTPOS is available at most Australia Post outlets. However, payments can only be made using your savings or cheque account. The amount of the payment is also limited to the daily cash withdrawal amount permitted through the bank's ATM.

    For more information on any payment method:

    Last modified: 14 Sep 2012QC 18005