ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

GRstrawb

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I'm after some quick advice. I sold some shares that I'd held for many years and I now have a $90k capital gains tax bill to pay as part of my income tax assessment. This is a personal income tax issue, not a business tax one. I've only just received the assessment but the due date for payment is listed as 8 June 2021. This is all very new to me so some assistance would be appreciated. How much attention do I need to pay to the due date having already passed? Is it worth paying this with a credit card in order to get points? I have a Macq Bank QFF visa card and a grandfathered AMEX platinum reserve credit card (which is my preferred CC for points with SQ). I also have a sniip account but have never used it.

Or should I just pay the amount via bpay from a bank account?
 
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lilkid28

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I'm after some quick advice. I sold some shares that I'd held for many years and I now have a $90k capital gains tax bill to pay as part of my income tax assessment. This is a personal income tax issue, not a business tax one. I've only just received the assessment but the due date for payment is listed as 8 June 2021. This is all very new to me so some assistance would be appreciated. How much attention do I need to pay to the due date having already passed? Is it worth paying this with a credit card in order to get points? I have a Macq Bank QFF visa card and a grandfathered AMEX platinum reserve credit card (which is my preferred CC for points with SQ). I also have a sniip account but have never used it.

Or should I just pay the amount via bpay from a bank account?

Sniip is 1.5% using Amex and earns full points for ATO, so if you value your points/miles gained more than the surcharge, then yes pay with the credit card via Sniip.
 

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pay.com.au is increasing its Mastercard & Visa fee by 0.1% for premium members from 1 July "due to changes across the market".
 

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pay.com.au is increasing its Mastercard & Visa fee by 0.1% for premium members from 1 July "due to changes across the market".
Their 3 month intro rate is finishing for me soon as well. Interestingly, I expressed interest in a beta of "PayRewards". I have an appointment with them next week.
 
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Just found an offer on my Amex platinum card for Sniip. Get 20% back capped at $30 total.

Thought I'd post it here in case anyone wants some extra bonuses on their ATO payments

Stack the statement credit with a referral offer (if you're a new customer) and get an extra $10 off your first bill payment.

So that's up to $40 in total off your first bill payment. The math with both offers combined works out to be get $40 off $150 in bills paid by Sniip. So that's a savings of 26.66%


Link to current referral thread: $10 off bill [Sniip_bill paying platform]


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