From 1 March 2020 the IRD changed how the way that tax needs to be paid.  Below is an article from the IRD regarding this.

 

NO MORE CHEQUES – PAY ONLINE INSTEAD

From 1 March 2020 the IRD will stop accepting payment by cheque, including cheques dated after 1 March.  The safest and quickest ways for you to pay is online – either in myIR or through your bank.  For more information on the online payment options, please visit:  ird.govt.nz/cheques.

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.

AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS

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 the bank.  For instructions, and to download the form, visit our website and search for IR586.