How to pay GST with a credit card and earn points
All Australian businesses registered for GST need to include the tax in the price of sales and pass on this surcharge to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
At 10 percent of all goods and services sales, GST bills for businesses can be quite substantial.
But it is possible to turn these significant payments to the ATO into business class flights with a little help from pay.com.au
We make it easy to earn credit card rewards points from GST bills – which will have you jet-setting the world in no time.
You could be heading back to Bali in business class and lapping up lounge access before you even set foot on a beautiful island where you can live like a king.
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 points if you pay your ATO GST bill with a credit card 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 can you pay GST with a credit card?
Most businesses have traditionally got no kickback for paying GST bills.
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 GST through a rewards credit card.
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 GST bill with a credit card?
Most businesses are seeking rewards points when they use pay.com.au to make GST payments through a credit card.
However, there are also other benefits of using a credit card to pay GST.
Many business credit cards offer up to 55 days interest free on purchases.
An extra 55 interest-free days to settle your GST bill could make all the difference.
How many points can you earn by paying GST bills with a credit card?
Savvy businesses with the right credit card can earn up to 1.25 points per dollar paid on GST bills via pay.com.au
At that rate, just $45,600 of GST payments would be enough to land you a one-way business class flight between Sydney and Bali flying Qantas.
Businesses with high turnovers and GST bills could quickly rack up hundreds of thousands – even millions – of credit card reward 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 GST payments with a credit card.
We can also process payments to contractors, suppliers and consultants or assist in paying 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 for payroll tax bills.
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?
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.