If you pay your tax by cheque please continue reading, the way we can pay tax is changing from 01 October 2014.

From 1 October 2014, you’ll no longer be able to make cheque payments or drop off tax returns and forms at Westpac. You can still make cash and eftpos payments at Westpac or use online banking, credit/debit cards and international money transfers or post cheques to us.

Cheque payments must arrive on time

From 1 October 2014, cheque payments posted to the IRD must arrive on or before the due date to avoid interest and late payment penalties.

What do you need to do

The IRD prefers online options and states that online channels are a convenient, secure, fast, 24/7, easy way of doing business. If you prefer to make payments by cheque, post them early to avoid interest and late payment penalties. If you have any questions, or need advice, please get in touch with us.

Also you can pay by credit or debit card at http://www.ird.govt.nz/makepayment/makepayment-index.html