Upcoming changes at IRD – from 1 October 2014

Posted by: Team TvA
Date: 16 May 2014

From 1 October 2014 taxpayers will no longer be able to make IRD cheque payments or drop off IRD returns or forms at a Westpac branch - these now will need to be sent directly to Inland Revenue.

You will be able to continue making IRD related cash and eftpos payments at Westpac.

Payments can also be made using online banking, credit and debit cards and international money transfers.

Payments posted to the Inland Revenue need to be received by them on or before the due date to avoid payment penalties and interest. This means cheque payments can no longer be posted on the due date to be accepted without penalty.

What this means for you:

  • Post your cheques to arrive before or on the due date
  • Change to electronic payments
  • Make cash or eftpos payments at Westpac

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