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  • Having trouble paying?

    25 October 2019

    Even if you can’t pay right now, talk to us so we can help.

    We may be able to offer you a payment plan tailored to your needs by taking into consideration your circumstances, and your lodgment and payment history.

    We also have a number of tools and services available to support addressing your bill while it is still manageable.

    ATO online services for sole traders

    You can opt-in to receive reminders for new and existing payment plan instalments sent to you via text or email. This will help remind you to:

    • pay on time
    • ensure you have enough funds in your account for your direct debit.

    You can do this by:

    • logging into ATO online (sole traders only)
    • contacting your tax agent to set it up on your behalf
    • phoning us on 13 11 42 during our operating hours.


    You can also make pre-payments at any time and as often as you like, in large or small amounts, to make it easier for you. You don't need to wait for a bill from us.

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