IRD moving on from Cheques

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.

You will now use the 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.