How you pay tax to the IRD is changing

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 the IRD is online – either in myIR or through your bank.

For more information on the online payment options check out

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 the IRD website, which can be printed, or just shown on a mobile device.

To generate a barcode go to

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