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Earning credit card rewards points on Business Activity Statements (BAS) payments with the ATO

Lodging business activity statements (BAS) with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is not a task many business owners look forward to. 

However, pay.com.au can help make it a more rewarding experience and help you and your business earn a bucket load of rewards points by making a business activity statement (BAS) credit card payment to the ATO.

All Australian businesses registered for GST need to lodge business activity statements with the Australian Taxation Office on a regular basis, most doing so quarterly. 

Business activity statements help businesses report and pay for GST, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding tax, PAYG installments and other taxes.

With pay.com.au, you can pay your businesses activity statement bill using a points-earning credit card. 

By doing so, you could be jetting off to Hawaii in business class or taking a family holiday to the Gold Coast in no time.
Banks and other credit card providers are increasingly moving away from awarding rewards points for payments made directly to the ATO.

However, you can still earn credit card points if you pay the ATO when lodging your business activity statement (BAS) through pay.com.au – so that you can continue to rake in the rewards.

With low fees and a simple and easy-to-use interface, pay.com.au can help you do business better.

That next getaway could be a lot closer than you think.

How do I pay my BAS with a credit card?

Most businesses have traditionally got no kickback for business activity statement payments made to the ATO.

But with a high points-earning credit card and a pay.com.au account, you and your business could soon be flying high.

Our end-to-end encrypted systems are PCI Data Security Standard compliant and we make it easy to pay a business activity statement with a credit card and earn rewards.

We specifically list the ATO as a system payee, meaning you don’t need to do much more than select which credit card you want to use to earn points from the transaction.

We accept Mastercard, VISA and American Express credit cards and charge cards.

Why pay your business activity statement with a credit card?

Most businesses are seeking rewards points when they use pay.com.au to make credit card payments to the ATO.

However, there are also other benefits of using a credit card to pay your business activity statement bill.

Many business credit cards offer up to 55 days interest free on purchases.

Potential charges and penalties apply for businesses that do not pay their business activity statements on time.

An extra 55 interest-free days to settle your business activity statement with the ATO could make all the difference. 

How many points can you earn by paying business activity statements with a credit card?

Savvy businesses with the right credit card can earn up to 1.25 points per dollar paid to the ATO via pay.com.au.

At that rate, just $98,400 of business activity statement payments to the ATO would be enough to land you a return business class flight between Sydney and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Business with high turnovers and high tax bills could quickly rack up hundreds of thousands – even millions – of credit card rewards points.

You may never have to fly in economy ever again.

What else can you use pay.com.au to pay for?

We don’t just allow businesses to make credit card payments for business activity statement (BAS) bills to the ATO.

We can also process payments to contractors, suppliers and consultants or facilitate payments for equipment and capital goods.

Businesses can even use our platform to earn credit card rewards points for paying rent or employee superannuation.

The points-earning possibilities are endless.

How our fees stack up  

We offer the lowest fees on the market for processing credit card payments to the ATO.
And signing up to one of our subscription packages – which come with a range of other benefits – can bring those fees down even lower.

On our free base package we charge a 0.85% fee plus GST for Mastercard transactions (0.62% after tax), 1.05% plus GST for VISA (0.76% after tax) and 2.10% plus GST for American Express (1.52% after tax).

If our low base rates are not enough, we also offer two cost-effective subscription services – Regular and Premium – which not only come with lower transaction rates but also give pay.com.au member’s access to personalised Points Advice and a Booking Concierge service.

From helping you earn maximum rewards points to finding elusive Business and First Class seats and jetting off wherever your heart desires, pay.com.au can assist along every step of the way to your well-deserved holiday.

How do I sign up?

It’s easy.

Just head to pay.com.au and follow the prompts to sign your business up.

You too could soon be joining our growing number of very happy customers flying at the pointy end of the plane.

Author: Chris Cavanagh