• Other payment options

    Other payment options include:

    Direct credit

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

    Bank:

    Reserve Bank of Australia

    BSB:

    093 003

    Account number:

    316385

    Account name:

    ATO direct credit account

    Reference:

    Your payment reference number (PRN)

    To get your payment into the right account you must provide an accurate payment reference number (PRN) in the reference field. Do not include anything else in this field.

    Check your financial institution's processing deadlines to avoid making a late payment.

    Direct debit

    You can have your payment automatically deducted from your Australian cheque or savings account by phoning 13 11 42 during operating hours.

    Only a taxpayer phoning in person can give verbal authority for a direct debit. Tax agents and other authorised representatives can access a direct debit request for the taxpayer to complete and return to us.

    Allow at least seven working days for your direct debit to be activated to ensure your payment reaches us by the due date.

    Mail

    Mail your payment details and a cheque or money order to:

    Australian Taxation Office
    Locked Bag 1936
    ALBURY NSW 1936

    Make sure cheques and money orders are:

    • in Australian dollars
    • payable to 'Deputy Commissioner of Taxation'
    • crossed 'Not Negotiable'
    • not post-dated.

    You must include your payment slip. If you don’t have one you need to include the following details with your payment:

    • full name
    • address and phone number
    • account identifier – for example, tax file number (TFN) or Australian business number (ABN)
    • payment type – for example, activity statement payment, income tax payment.

    Don't send cash through the mail. Make sure you allow sufficient time for your payment to reach us.

    See also:

    Foreign investment application fees cannot be paid by cheque or mail order.

    In person at Australia Post

    You can pay at the post office by cheque, cash (up to $3,000) or EFTPOS (subject to daily limits). You must provide a payment slip with your payment.

    Make sure cheques and money orders are:

    • in Australian dollars
    • payable to 'Deputy Commissioner of Taxation'
    • crossed 'Not Negotiable'
    • not post-dated.

    You cannot pay at an ATO site or shopfront.

    Foreign investment application fees cannot be paid at Australia Post.

    Transfer from an overseas bank account

    Contact your overseas financial institution for advice on how to make your payment through SWIFT. The payment must be sent in Australian dollars.

    Bank

    Reserve Bank of Australia
    65 Martin Place
    SYDNEY NSW 2000
    Australia

    Bank identifier

    RSBKAU2S

    BSB

    093 003

    Account number

    316385

    Account name

    ATO direct credit account

    Field 70*

    Your payment reference number (PRN)

    *Usually called ‘details of payment’

    To get your payment into the right account you must provide an accurate payment reference number (PRN) in the reference field. Do not include anything else in this field.

    Bank handling and exchange fees are generally automatically deducted from your payment, at both the overseas bank and their companion bank in Australia, before being forwarded to us. Allow for these fees when arranging your payment.

    See also:

    • The easiest way to pay is BPAY or credit card, see how to pay.
    Last modified: 13 Oct 2016QC 50296