Paying PAYG Instalment Amounts

The following instructions detail how to prepare a Business Activity Statement (BAS) for paying the PAYG instalment amount that the ATO has calculated for you.

Typically, you will pay this amount quarterly. The ATO bases this amount on the income tax payable on your business and investment income from your most recent income tax return.
  1. Set up your company information for the current tax year in HQ ATO Tax Years.
  2. Open the HQ BAS Process form.
The system defaults to the current tax year as specified in HQ ATO Tax Years.
  3. Enter a new sequence number in the Sequence field. You can also enter New, N, or + to use the next available sequence number.
    Note: Each time you create a BAS for reporting, you must use a new sequence number. By creating a new sequence number, you can report amounts specific to the quarter (or other specified time period) rather than for the whole year.
  4. Set up your general BAS information in the following fields: Form Due On, Payment Due On, Contact Person, Contact Phone, GST Acct Method, Signature, Date, Return this completed form to, Hours, and Minutes. For more information on a specific field, see the F1 help.
  5. On the PAYG tab (PAYG Income Tax section), enter a reporting date range in the Start Date and End Date field, or click the Calendar button () to select dates for either field.
  6. Select Option 1: Pay a PAYG instalment amount from the Option drop-down.
The system enables the PAYG Instalment, Estimated tax for the year, and the Varied amount for the quarter fields.
  7. Enter the instalment amount that the ATO provided you in the PAYG Instalment field.
  8. On the FBT/Summary tab, enter an amount in the Credit from PAYG instalment variation field if necessary.
  9. Save the record as normal.
  10. Return to the Info tab and select Options > Reports > HQ Business Activity Statement Report to run the report.
  11. Submit the BAS report to the ATO.