ato logo

7. Electronic funds transfer

Last updated 12 February 2019

Direct Refund

It's faster and simpler to have your refund paid directly to your financial institution account. Complete your account details, even if you have provided them previously. If you have changed your tax agent or have a new account check that you completed the item with the new details. If you do not complete the question, your refund cheque will be mailed to you.

Complete the following:

  • Print the bank state branch (BSB) number. This six-digit number identifies the financial institution. Do not include spaces, dashes or hyphens in the number.
  • Print the account number. You cannot use an account number with more than nine characters. Do not include spaces in the account number.
  • Print the account name, as shown on the account records. Do not print the account type, for example, cheque. Include spaces between each word and between initials in the account name. The account name must not exceed 32 characters.