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Zac Product Champion
Level 3

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

I am not using the GST centre in QuickBooks Online but I lodged and paid one of my BAS to the ATO on the same day. How do I go with recording it in my accounting record without using the ATO clearing account?

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Best answer June 11, 2020

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Zac Product Champion
Level 3

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

To record a payment made to the ATO for your GST on the same day, while you are not using the GST centre in QuickBooks Online, please follow the steps below:


1. Click on + New button

2. Select Journal Entry

3. For GST payment to ATO, select GST Liabilities Payable account and enter amount of payment in Debit column.

4. Select the bank account the payment has came out from in the second line of the journal and enter the same, payment amount in the Credit column

5. Click Save and Close

6. If bank feed is connected, this journal can be matched with payment record came through via your bank feed.

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Zac Product Champion
Level 3

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

To record a payment made to the ATO for your GST on the same day, while you are not using the GST centre in QuickBooks Online, please follow the steps below:


1. Click on + New button

2. Select Journal Entry

3. For GST payment to ATO, select GST Liabilities Payable account and enter amount of payment in Debit column.

4. Select the bank account the payment has came out from in the second line of the journal and enter the same, payment amount in the Credit column

5. Click Save and Close

6. If bank feed is connected, this journal can be matched with payment record came through via your bank feed.

elise86
Level 1

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

Hi Zac, 

I'm using your guide to record a BAS payment. 

Do we just leave the GST code empty? ie. assign no GST code for this?

Thanks!

IntuitAika
Intuit

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

Hi elise86,

 

If you're not using the Lodge BAS function in the GST centre, you can record your GST payment via Journal entry and select Out of Scope tax on the GST column.

 

Feel free to drop a comment below if you have any other questions. Have a nice day!   
 

 

JOH4
Level 1

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

Hi There,

I have done what you have suggested but my Quickbooks won't let me journal directly into the GST liability account code and use out of this scope as the tax code. 

I have this error.

Is there something in the organisational settings that I need to adjust?

Thanks

 

IntuitAika
Intuit

Record BAS payment to the ATO - Not using GST centre in QBO

Hi JOH4,

 

May I know the error you're getting when trying to enter a journal entry? 

If you're recording the BAS payment via journal entry, make sure that a GST code is not selected on your GST Liabilities Payable account.

 

Let me know if you need any help. Have a nice day!