From 1 March 2020 the IRD will stop accepting payment by cheque, including cheques dated after 1 March. From this date, you will need to use an alternative payment method.
Internet banking is now a safe & efficient way to make tax payments. To do this, you will need to set up an internet banking account with your bank prior to 1 March. You will choose a user name and a password. Your bank can help you set this up and use the tax payment options. Bank websites usually have a "pay tax" or "IRD Payment" button which makes it easier.
When you pay online, you'll get notification of the date and time the IRD received your payment, so you can make sure your taxes are paid on time.
We can help you make an online payment once your internet banking account is set up and you have your login details.
Our suggestion is that you use Internet Banking, but the IRD also offers these other Payment Options:
A myIR account lets you manage all your Inland Revenue matters securely online. You can use it to pay IRD with a credit card or debit card. You can also set up a direct debit to allow IRD to deduct tax payments from your nominated bank account. You can make the payment immediately or set it up for a future date. The IRD will let you know in advance how much will be debited, and on what date.
You need to register for a myIR account on the IRD website. We can help you with this.
Credit and debit card payments
If you don't have a myIR account, you can also make a payment from your debit or credit card on the IRD website. The bank charges a convenience fee of 1.42% for any credit or debit card payment made to the IRD.
Cash or Eftpos at Westpac
You can make cash or Eftpos payments at a Westpac branch. You'll need all the details with you when you go into the branch. From 1 July 2020 you will need to have a barcode to ensure the payment goes to the right place. Barcodes are usually printed on Inland Revenue returns, statements or letters. We'll be able to provide this barcode to you if you want to use this option.