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How to Earn Rewards While Making ATO Payments

How to Earn Rewards While Making ATO Payments

Do you dread making those tax payments? You’re not alone! According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the company tax rate ranges from 27.5% to 30%, making tax bills one of the largest expenses for Australian businesses. As a business owner, if you’re obligated to make substantial payments to the ATO, wouldn’t it be great if you were to earn credit card or Qantas points along the way? Traditionally, making tax payments have been limited to cash, cheque and credit card. B2Bpay provides the opportunity for business owners to make their substantial ATO payments with ease and to also generate credit card and Qantas points. Below we will examine what the current options are for making ATO payments, and the solutions and benefits that B2Bpay provides. What are the payment options for tax bills? There are several options in making payments to the ATO. Before making payment, it is important to do some research to see which option works best for your business.  Here is some useful information to help make the decision easier:

1. Make the ATO payment by bank transfer or BPAY directory with the ATO

While there is no additional costs involved, there are no credit card or Qantas Points earned.

2. Make the ATO payment with a credit card directly with the ATO

A credit processing fee is charged by the ATO and depending on which credit card you are using, you will earn either reduced points or no credit card or Qantas Points at all.

3. Make the ATO payment with a credit card through B2Bpay

B2Bpay allows you to earn full points on ATO transactions. There is a credit processing fee when using B2Bpay. Charges range from 1.2% to 2.4% excluding GST (or 0.84% to 1.64% after eligible company tax deduction) depending on your card type. Comparing against the benefits of earning full credit card and Qantas points easily outweigh the credit processing fee.

What is B2Bpay?

B2BPay is a third party payment platform that allows businesses to pay all expenses online through any card. Once registered, you simply set up your payments by selecting your billers and nominate your credit card(s) for payments. Payments can be made as a one-off, automatic or future dated. Then, leave the rest to us. We will transfer funds to your billers at no cost to them within 3 business days.

Benefits of B2Bpay

Alongside the opportunity of earning full credit card and Qantas points, B2Bpay offers other great business benefits to manage and pay business expenses.

Boosts cashflow

B2Bpay enables business owners to access the credit card interest free period for expenses that may have otherwise been paid for using cash, cheque or direct debit.

Cheaper

When compared to traditional payment methods, B2Bpay provides a digital and credit card  payment service that is more cost effective because of reduced use of paper based processing, administration work, approval overheads and banking costs.

Saves time and easy to use

Cutting out unnecessary administration work out of your busy day, B2Bpay manages and pays all your business expenses online via a centralised expense management system.

Secure and flexible online solution

When utilising B2Bpay, cards are tokenised for security, meaning your credit card information is never stored in full. Unlike traditional payment methods like cash and cheque, you can make payments from any device, even by email. Completely secure and safe.

B2Bpay: Maximising the benefits in making ATO payments

Taxes are simply a business expense that can’t be avoided. While that may be the case, B2Bpay is a fully automated, secure and flexible solution that allows you to make those substantial tax payments while still keeping your business profitable by earning full credit card and Qantas points. Click HERE to register to start using B2Bpay today. Have questions or need help setting up? Feel free to speak to one of our friendly specialists in Sydney on 1300 205 575.
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How Honeycomb Agency has quickly and creatively navigated the COVID business slump

About Honeycomb Agency

 

Honeycomb Agency is a creative and innovative promotional marketing agency, combining a wealth of experience in events and branded merchandise with tailored services to further alleviate the challenges and pain points of their busy clients. As a promotional marketing agency, Honeycomb specialises in creative merchandise programs and lead generating event experiences. They are a small business, but their outstanding customer service and retention has earned them outstanding reviews and referrals. This has seen them working with clients ranging from SMEs to big banks and ASX listed companies.

The significant impact of COVID on the events & promotional product industries

 

Honeycomb was on site at a national roadshow delivering activation’s for clients when concerns for public gatherings grew. Quickly thereafter, event exhibitors began to pull out. Despite being prior to any government-enforced restrictions, the next 24 hours saw Honeycomb lose a huge number of event merchandise orders, event activation experiences and management jobs. According to the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) the Australian economy will lose $35.7 billion in the first 12 months of COVID-19 due to the significant impact on the business events sector.

The promotional merchandise arm of the business was also greatly impacted. This is because the primary reason for clients ordering promotional items is to distribute these from exhibition stands or in event settings. There was a sense of urgency for Honeycomb to find new ways to make merchandise work for clients. And to support them in finding ways to keep connections strong with both their remote workers and their customers.

 

Honeycomb’s pivots and continued commitment to clients

 

As a small and nimble business, Honeycomb was able to quickly change direction and began tailoring care packs for clients. Each pack has followed a theme or message to their staff, adding in fun and personalised products where possible. The response to the personalised items (i.e. journals, coasters, drinkware, etc) was particularly positive. This has demonstrated the importance of making individuals feel valued during this challenging time. They then expanded on this service by offering webinar packs.  This was a new take on delegate bags at events, and these packs are sent to residential addresses.  Registered online attendees receive the packs ahead of the virtual event, and enjoy at home to enrich the overall experience.

Their newest venture has been to stock and sell face masks, in response to the growing demand from  individuals and businesses. They have created an online store for their plain black masks and another custom branded masks. Currently, they are turning around branded masks in one week from artwork approval (for businesses wanting branded masks or vibrant, creative promotional designs). Thanks to Honeycombs’s knowledge and expertise with promotional merchandise, they are able to source very high quality masks.

 

Benefits of technology for business changes

 

Honeycomb have adapted in recent months to make new products and services that fit with their clients’ needs. This has meant they are more reliant than ever on software to alleviate further stress. Thanks to B2Bpay, selling directly to end users has been a breeze, with payments secure, straight forward and user friendly. In July, Honeycomb integrated B2Bpay with Quickbooks, so they can now also benefit from a ‘Pay Now’ link on their invoices. Honeycomb also earns Qantas Points on every eligible payment received via B2Bpay. They are working hard to keep their business going, so it’s a great bonus to know that using this time and admin-saving software is earning Qantas Points to enjoy down the track.

The next challenge for Honeycomb’s clients is how to reinvent their Christmas/end of year celebrations in this very different social environment. Fortunately, Honeycomb is already ahead of the game, with more personalised gift options, pop-up party packs and more available. (For details, click here).

To talk about other packs, products or services, be sure to get in touch with Honeycomb on [email protected]!