Paying Varied PAYG Instalment Amounts

The following instructions detail how to prepare a Business Activity Statement (BAS) with a varied instalment amount.

You will use this option if your situation has changed since your last income tax return and you believe that you should be paying a different amount than specified by the ATO.
  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 fields.
    Tip: You can 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 your estimated tax amount in the Estimated tax for the year field.
  8. Enter the varied amount you are paying for the current quarter in the Varied amount for the quarter field.
  9. Enter the reason code that explains the variation in the Reason code for variation field.
  10. On the FBT/Summary tab, enter an amount in the Credit from PAYG instalment variation field if necessary.
  11. Save the record as normal.
  12. Return to the Info tab and select Options > Reports > HQ Business Activity Statement Report to run the report.
  13. Submit the BAS report to the ATO.