Moving away from cheques
Inland Revenue is becoming increasingly digital in the way we work. Soon this will include a move away from cheques.
This also reflects our customers’ preferences with cheque usage declining every year. Last year cheques only accounted for 5% of payments and some people who used cheques also used other payment methods. Most of our customers are now choosing to pay their taxes electronically.
From 1 March 2020, we will no longer accept cheques. This includes post-dated cheques (cheques dated after 1 March 2020). We are encouraging cheque-paying customers to get a head start on finding other convenient and secure payment options that work for them.
We do appreciate that for some people this will be a significant change that will take some adjustment. The good news is that there are lots of faster, cheaper and safer ways to pay – electronically or in person.
WAYS TO PAY
We recommend you contact your bank about online banking options such as:
Many banks offer a dedicated tax payment option.
You can pay online through Inland Revenue:
If you can access the internet, go to Westpac.co.nz to find a Westpac branch or Smart ATM.
Find out more
If you need help getting started with online banking:
For help getting started with online banking, check out any free digital courses offered by your bank or local community groups.
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