How does one use Reward Pay to make payments to the ATO?

I tried to make a bas payment to the ATO today using reward pay.

When I added the ATO, however, it wouldn’t accept it as a payee as the ATO has no ABN number.

How can I get around this?


The ATO ABN is 51 824 753 556. I’ve used reward pay for ATO payments regularly. I’m not sure whether reward pay necessarily validates the ABN against the payee, and I assume as long as you have the correct banking details and reference numbers that payments should go through successfully. You could always check this with reward pay. Hope this helps!