ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

cove

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I started paying some of our quarterlies due later in the month. The ATO site for payments by credit card has been changed but it worked ok and I showed our new accountant the process. This month is a big month as it is a big BAS as well as all the quarterlies so I usually feel impoverished when they are all done.
 

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I have been foiled by the time delay between Westpac and Dragon so I am flying today without completing the last quarterly ATO payment. Funds should clear tonight.
 

Tommo_Aus

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Can these BPay services (payment logic, B2bpay) be used for a payment as an individual? I have an ATO payment to make after some capital gains and am applying for the Qantas ultimate amex card, I'd like to put this payment towards my min spend and collect the full 1.25ppd if possible. I've been reading through lots of posts but don't understand the best way to do this, or if it's even possible?
 

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Yes, it is possible to use one of these services for Amex, but those that do accept AMEX will have a high % charge. One option that is a little cheaper is used by some here is available through @ferni. You can find out more by sending ferni a PM.

Can these BPay services (payment logic, B2bpay) be used for a payment as an individual? I have an ATO payment to make after some capital gains and am applying for the Qantas ultimate amex card, I'd like to put this payment towards my min spend and collect the full 1.25ppd if possible. I've been reading through lots of posts but don't understand the best way to do this, or if it's even possible?
 

cove

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I now have family each with dragon CCs so I will load up several of theirs this month so that they get the points earn. This will take the redemption pressure off the two of us and they can do their own bookings using their own set of redemption nominees.
This month I am around so I can do this rather than in the hectic pre Christmas rush next month.
I have two December trips so it is always easier iwhen I am not travelling.
 

cove

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I handled the BAS a week early where I shared it around amongst 5 card holders in our family group. I am hoping they will be able to fly on their points.
 

cove

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Picked two to help pay the monthly BAS with me.
i did burn off quite a chunk of Kris Miles this month coming back from LAX. Two family redemption nominees are flying in style in January.
 

NJSteve

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Yes, it is possible to use one of these services for Amex, but those that do accept AMEX will have a high % charge. One option that is a little cheaper is used by some here is available through @ferni. You can find out more by sending ferni a PM.

From what I'm aware, as long as you have the necessary info to sign up for most platforms you can act as an individual on those accounts. Currently I'm using payment logic and I've had no issues. Plus payment logic's customer service are Aussie as well so that's always good.
 

NJSteve

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Yes, it is possible to use one of these services for Amex, but those that do accept AMEX will have a high % charge. One option that is a little cheaper is used by some here is available through @ferni. You can find out more by sending ferni a PM.

Do you know off the top of your head what Ferni's rates are when using his service to pay the ATO? Also is it an actual platform or done by an individual?
 

anglais

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How does the dragon card differ from any other when paying ATO? Is there a way to pay ATO directly via BPAY and get normal points paid? Aside from the birthday bonus there doesn't seem to be any great perks so I must be missing something?
 

Mogul

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How does the dragon card differ from any other when paying ATO? Is there a way to pay ATO directly via BPAY and get normal points paid? Aside from the birthday bonus there doesn't seem to be any great perks so I must be missing something?

There is a way using the card from the west. Bpay via online banking, no fee's and points pay as normal.

This may work for other cards but I have only used the above card.
 

albyd

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How does the dragon card differ from any other when paying ATO? Is there a way to pay ATO directly via BPAY and get normal points paid? Aside from the birthday bonus there doesn't seem to be any great perks so I must be missing something?

The way I see it, Dragon currently pays full points at this site - may change in the future but it's the last one that pays at a decent rate - although this merchant keeps hiking the merchant fees for Visa so who knows how long it will remain competitive.
 

NJSteve

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I don't think so - 1.95% is pretty standard rate from memory - why don't you PM @ferni - he's traditionally been very responsive

Been waiting for a response for a little while. Managed to get a link to his website and it's kind of making me uneasy. Only way to access his site is via pm'ing an individual I've never heard of before for a password and username. Also never heard about him before this, why would he keep it private? Seems like a massive missed opportunity. Also just to clarify, we're both speaking about Amex? Appreciate the reply
 

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I'm not sure why he hasn't replied - I wondered if he's encountered some head-winds, given I read somewhere (probably in this thread) that his site has been down for a while, so if that's the case, he could well be pre-occupied currently. I believe the 1.95% was AMEX (I can't recall other card rates). I felt fairly comfortable at the prospect of using Ferni's services (albeit I hadn't started), as there's a pretty decent history of discussion about Ferni on here and a number of other AFFers utilise the service. However, I would have done my own due diligence of course and started slowly.
 
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