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eCommerce just got easier for tax practitioners with customisable payment gateway!

Posted on 11 February 2015

BAS and Tax Agent websites often do not have payment gateways for billing and / or accepting payments directly online. This is going to change for GovReports users as the integration with SecurePay is completed and officially released from February 17th.

Australia Post's SecurePay payment gateway is a secure connection between your business, card providers and banks. Whether your business or practice already has a banking merchant service or is new to online payments, SecurePay will allow you to accept payments securely online and over the phone.

As more services become popularly available online, investing in a website seems like a natural thing for a business. Especially when customers expect to be able to research products and services and make purchases online. For Tax and BAS agents there is no exception, cloud accounting and reporting has created opportunities for a faster, more reliable and effective online service delivery.

To be able to accept a client's payment directly inspires confidence and reaches out to more potential clients cost effectively. Not only that, we are also integrating and enabling for direct payment to ATO or OSR from the accounts, ie BAS and or Payroll Tax payments can now be paid direct, saving you time.

All payments are processed directly from the GovReports platform, with multiple payment options for your clients including all major credit cards and PayPal. The seamless customer experience combined with multiple ways to pay means reduced receivables days and less manual effort chasing clients for payment.

There are 2 pricing options to choose from, either the Pay As You Go option if you are processing less than 75 payments per month, or for those with expected transactions of more than 75 per month, the prepaid option offers a capped rate for your payments.

The process for GovReports users is simply to plug in merchant banking and contact details and it is ready to go within 2-3 days. If you don't yet have an established internet merchant facility, SecurePay can assist through the SecurePay Online Payments solution, combining the payment gateway plus merchant facility in the one, easy online application.

For GovReports iTax users, the integration will significantly add value as it simply completes the process of the online tax return service offered to your clients.