IRD is moving on from Cheques
From 1 March 2020 IRD will stop accepting payment by cheque, including cheques dated after 1 March. The safest and quickest ways for you to pay IRD will be online – either in myIR or through your bank.
For more information on 'Moving on from Cheques' visit the IRD website HERE.
Cash or Eftpos at Westpac
You can continue to make cash or Eftpos payments at a Westpac branch. However, from 1 July 2020 they’ll need to have a barcode to ensure the payment can be correctly allocated.
Barcodes are usually printed on Inland Revenue returns, statements or letters. Barcodes can also be generated on our website, which can be printed, or just shown on a mobile device.
To generate a barcode go to ird.govt.nz/barcode
Online or in-branch payments are not for everyone, so automatic payments might be better.
It allows for two signatories, and when completed correctly is an instruction to make a regular series of payments, such as debt or arrears. Payment processing times can vary, so check with your bank.
And for instructions, and to download the form, visit IRD website HERE.