If you need to make a payment to the ATO, make sure you’re using the right payment reference number as there are different accounts for BAS and income tax, each has its own unique payment reference number.


You can find the right payment reference number for your payment in the Business Portal under Payment Options or on your payment slip (if you’ve received a paper copy).

It is important you are using the right reference number so your payments can be quickly recognised, and show on your account sooner.