Warning message "You must specify a tax agency for the tax account"...how to resolve?

kate_reinke Member Posts: 2


I am trying to record a payment to the ATO. I have selected Pay Tax via the Supplier Centre. The ATO is set up as a tax agency, yet the warning message is still popping up when I try to record the cheque.

Can anyone advise how to overcome this?



  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,169 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
    edited May 21

    Hi Kate

    Which tax are you trying to enter payment for ?

    If it's for GST, check in your Preferences (under the Edit dropdown menu) - under Tax - that you have Australian Taxation Office selected there as the default:

    ... & also that your Tax Items (access the list under your Lists dropdown menu) each have it selected too:

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

    *** Reckon Accredited Partner(AP) Bookkeeper - specialising EXCLUSIVELY in Reckon Accounts / Hosted ! ***

    * Regd BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)* ICB-Certified Bookkeeper* Snr Seasonal Tax Consultant since 2003 *

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    Ballajura, WA

    [email protected]


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  • kate_reinke
    kate_reinke Member Posts: 2

    Hi Shaz,

    I'm trying to enter a BAS that comprises of GST, FTC and a PAYG Instalment.

    I'll have a look at your suggested checks now.