Learn how to report Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Instalments on Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statements (IAS) in QuickBooks Online.
What are PAYG Instalments?
Pay as you go (PAYG) Instalments is a system for making regular payments towards your expected annual income tax liability. PAYG instalments are typically reported and paid to the ATO on a quarterly (BAS) or monthly (IAS) basis, the frequency of which is determined by the ATO based on your annual business income.
The ATO will let you know if you need to start paying by instalments under the PAYG instalment system, and before your PAYG instalments are due, they will send an activity statement or instalment notice, depending on your circumstances.
PAYG Instalments are not calculated by QuickBooks, only reported on the business or instalment activity statement.
For more information about PAYG instalments, please consult a tax advisor and/or explore the ATO website links below:
Reporting PAYG Instalments in the GST Centre
When Company Income Tax (PAYG instalments) is enabled in GST Settings, QuickBooks will automatically create a PAYG Instalment Liabilities account, and include PAYGI within your lodgement flow. If you have Enabled BAS E-lodgement for QuickBooks, your PAYG instalment amount will be downloaded automatically and pre-populated in your lodgement.
Check GST Settings to set your reporting frequency (monthly, quarterly, or annually) and set your reporting method (amount or rate) prior to lodgement.