Earning Qantas points through ATO tax payments

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pdreyer003

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Dec 2012

Total posts 2

Most credit cards now seem to limit earning Qantas FF points when making payments to the ATO via credirt card.


One of the options previously available was the Bankwest Qantas Platinum Mastercard. Does anyone have any current knowledge on whether they still award QFF points on ATO payments? I tried one of their consultants but she was not sure.....

Any insights appreciated....thanks

vbha

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Oct 2016

Total posts 4

Hi - unfortunately most credit card providers now do not allow point accumulation on government spend (ATO & other similar agencies), EXCEPT for the AMEX business platinum card which allows 50% point accumulation - which then you can convert as a 1:1 on to your preferred loyalty program (of which AMEX is a part of naturally). The downside of that however is the hefty yearly fee to have the AMEX and the well known fact that certain merchants do not accept the card. But if you are willing to overlook these issues then i certainly think the value of the card outweights the yearly costs. Hope this helps
PS - i am not an AMEX employee/CEO etc neither do i receive a commission from them ;)

JakeDrake

Member since 13 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

The are other AMEX cards as well e.g. the Qantas AMEX Premium which has direct QFF earnings. But also only .5 QFF points per $ with the ATO. The fee of $249 is less than the AMEX business platinum which looks to be $1500. Possibly other AMEX cards will also provide ATP points

NQflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jun 2015

Total posts 47

Qantas Amex Discovery card - fee-free. 1 QFF point per $1 on ATO. Uncapped. Just have to work out whether the 1.45% card fee is worth it.

upperdeck

Member since 30 Dec 2014

Total posts 17

Qudos Bank (Qantas CU) have emailed notification that as of Dec 2016 ATO payments no longer eligible for QF points on their plat VISA. ATO payment points eligibility is looking like it has finally dried up! Help.

drgmarshall

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2012

Total posts 106

I PAYG via ATO website each month with AMEX of $4,000 and it 'costs' $58 for the AMEX fee (which itself is then tax deductable). Receiving 4,000 Q FF points for $58 seems like an OK deal I'm thinking.

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308



Upperdeck. I have sent you a message with a solution to your ATO woes! Didn't want to post or the CC companies will close the loophole!

vbha

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Oct 2016

Total posts 4

obanpointer any way you could send me a message with the loophole ?

wicks21

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Oct 2013

Total posts 5

Westpac Earth Black Amex can be used uncapped, they even have a 5,000 point bonus for ATO payments >$500 before 31 October

coralda

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Oct 2016

Total posts 8

I'll putting my last Jetstar MasterCard payment through before 28th and, AFAIK, that's it for Qantas points.

A certain Banking Corporation from eastern China might still provide points though the earn rate drops to 0.5pts/$ at $2,500  (Please confirm yourself before committing to this). 

Other than that there is the supermarket VISA gift card route but that is limited by card fees and small denominations.

Any other suggestions welcome.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,103

Westpac Earth Black Amex can be used uncapped, they even have a 5,000 point bonus for ATO payments >$500 before 31 October

Just to flag, this bonus is available to selected customers only (it's a targeted offer), and the earn rate on ATO payments via the Earth Black AMEX is 0.75 Qantas Points per $1, not the full 1.5. :)

DavidSnashall

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 2

I think this caper is done.  In the last year I have gotten FF points on the following cards

HSBC

 Macquarie Platinum

Qudos

Jetstar

 All have now capped, cut, or dropped the points on ATO payments. So I am shutting down the cards.    Its a real shame I have some big bills coming up.  Any helpful hints appreciated

coralda

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Oct 2016

Total posts 8

Correcting myself. Just tested HSBC - no go.   They used to offer points BPay and ATO but tested the BPay and it now zero points.  Assuming ATO have gone the same way. Might have to neg my own comment  :) 

NQflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jun 2015

Total posts 47



Upperdeck. I have sent you a message with a solution to your ATO woes! Didn't want to post or the CC companies will close the loophole!

Could you send it to me please too!!

Thanks

Brett

wlee

Member since 03 Aug 2015

Total posts 11

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Upperdeck. I have sent you a message with a solution to your ATO woes! Didn't want to post or the CC companies will close the loophole!

Hi Obanpointer,

could you please forward me the message.

Thank you in advance

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