How to pay for employee benefits with a credit card
Most medium to large businesses offer employee benefits as a way of helping staff save money, minimise tax and feel that the business is giving something back to them for their hard work other than just their paychecks.
Depending on your industry, you could provide employees benefits including salary packaging and novated leasing so they can enjoy tax savings on everything from a new car to a new mobile phone, eating out at restaurants and airline lounge memberships.
There are many providers in Australia who can organise these leasing and salary packaging arrangements for your business – but their services don’t come for free.
They will normally charge a fee to the business each time an employee uses the services.
Depending on how many employees you have, these fees could add up.
However, with pay.com.au you can pay for them using a points-earning rewards credit card so that it is not just your employees enjoying the benefits, but you too.
With low fees and a simple and easy-to-use interface, pay.com.au can help you do business better.
Those employee benefits fees could help you on your way to explore WA with a Business Class flight to Perth.
How can I pay employee benefits by credit card?
Whether an employee benefits provider lets you pay their fees by credit card or not does not matter.
With pay.com.au, you can pay them with any credit or charge card of your choice.
This includes American Express cards, which often earn the most frequent flyer points but are not as widely accepted as VISA and Mastercard.
How many points can you earn paying for employee benefits with a credit card?
This depends on how many employees you have and how many of them take up the benefits.
However, with the right business credit card you can earn up to 1.25 points per dollar spent on employee benefits paid through pay.com.au
That could amount to thousands of points a year.
With a one-way Business Class seat on Qantas from Brisbane to Perth costing 41,500 points, you could be on your way in no time.
Don’t have a high points-earning business credit card?
Sign up to one of our well-priced subscription services and we can even help you pick the best card for your business to maximise your rewards.
We will also help you find and book the sometimes elusive First Class and Business Class rewards seats to help get you on your way.
What else can you use pay.com.au to pay for?
We don’t just allow businesses to make credit card payments for employee benefits.
We can also process payments to contractors and consultants or assist in making rent payments and buying business equipment.
You can even use our service to make payments for employee superannuation and pay ATO bills.
How our fees stack up
We offer the lowest fees on the market for processing credit card payments to employee benefits providers.
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).
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.