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PAYG Withholding ATO Reference

In quickbooks online there is a form to fill out for "Pay PAYG via payment file to a nominated bank account".

I have everything except for the circled field (in attachments).

In Business Portal from ATO they have two accounts (I didn't make them):
1. Income Tax Account
2. Integrated Client Account - Branch

Which one is for employee PAYG? I looked on ATO website and here, found nothing about either...

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Best answer July 21, 2020

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PAYG Withholding ATO Reference

Hi seppeon,

 

When setting up the details for paying PAYG via a payment file (ie an ABA file), you can refer here for more information. Specifically, the 'Reference' field refers to your ATO Direct Credit Reference number. If you are unsure what that is, we would recommend you speak with the ATO to clarify this as we are not able to advise what that would be and do not know if this is related to those accounts you see in the ATO Business Portal. 

 

Once you have set this up, when generating an ABA payment file from a pay run an additional line will be added for the PAYG payment. 

 

-Kass

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Content Creator

PAYG Withholding ATO Reference

Hi seppeon,

 

When setting up the details for paying PAYG via a payment file (ie an ABA file), you can refer here for more information. Specifically, the 'Reference' field refers to your ATO Direct Credit Reference number. If you are unsure what that is, we would recommend you speak with the ATO to clarify this as we are not able to advise what that would be and do not know if this is related to those accounts you see in the ATO Business Portal. 

 

Once you have set this up, when generating an ABA payment file from a pay run an additional line will be added for the PAYG payment. 

 

-Kass

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PAYG Withholding ATO Reference

ATO said:
- Income Tax Account is for company income tax.
- Integrated Client Account - Branch is for employee PAYG.

If anybody is uncertain, its still worth checking with ATO yourself, I'm just some guy.