From 1 March 2020, the IRD will no longer accept payment by cheque or cheques dated after 1 March 2020 from customers who are able to pay another way. Fewer and fewer customers pay by cheque every year.
There is no need to worry as there’s plenty of time before next March to explore options and find a convenient and secure way that works.
Here is a summary of alternative payment methods:
myIR: Direct debit and card payments can be made from myIR.
Online banking: One-off or scheduled recurring payments can be made using online banking.
Money transfer: Clients based overseas can pay using a money transfer service. Search for "Make a payment" on the IRD website for more information.
Credit or debit card via the IRD website: Payments can be made by credit or debit card through the secure payment website. Go to the IRD website and search for "Make a payment" and select "Pay using credit or debit card".
Westpac: EFTPOS or cash payments can be made at any Westpac branch or Smart ATM.