Do you pay your taxes by cheque?
Five new ways to do it.
If you normally write a cheque to pay for your taxes, it’s time to decide how you will pay in the future. As of 1 March 2020, the IRD will no longer be accepting cheques. By the end of the last financial year (June 2019), only around 5% of payments received by IRD were by cheque, so they made the call to phase them out.
Here are five faster, cheaper and safer ways to pay your taxes:
- Pay securely by direct debit using a debit card or credit card through myIR Login and register at ird.govt.nz
- Make payments using online banking – contact your bank to find out how
- Use credit or debit cards to make online payments at govt.nz/pay
- Visit Westpac and pay your taxes in person by EFTPOS or cash
- If you’re overseas, pay using a money transfer service. Search “make a payment” at govt.nz
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