No Cheques from 1 March

A friendly reminder that from 1 March 2020 IRD will stop accepting payment by cheque, including cheques dated after 1 March 2020.

There are several payment methods offered by IRD and the banks.

Pay online through the bank

You can make payments to IRD through your bank’s online banking facilities. This can be fast, easy, secure and you can post-date the payment.

Pay online in myIR

Make payments to IRD using your credit or debit card in myIR. You can also set up a direct debit and select the date of the payment.

IRD recognise that online payments may not suit everyone. The following options are also available:

Automatic payment authority - IR586 form

Set up an automatic payment from your bank account to IRD by completing an IR586 form and give it to your bank . The IR586:

  • is most suitable for fixed or regular payments, such as debt or arrears
  • allows for two signatures
  • is available on IRD’s website, or IRD can post it on request.

Please check bank processing times for automatic payments.

Cash or Eftpos at Westpac

Pay by cash or Eftpos at a Westpac branch. You'll need your barcode (printed on the return or statement, or created from IRD website) to ensure the payment can be correctly allocated.