The IRD have announced that from 1 March 2020 they will no longer accept payment by cheque, or cheques dated after 1 March 2020, from customers who are able to pay another way.

Here is a summary of the other payment options

  • MyIR: Direct debit and card payments can be made from your myIR account.
  • Online Banking: One-off or scheduled recurring payments can be made using online banking. 
  • Money Transfer: Clients based overseas can pay IRD using a money transfer service.  Search for "Make a payment" on the IRD's website for more information. 
  • Credit or Debit Card via The IRD Website: Payments can be made by credit or debit card through the IRD's secure payment website.  Go to and search for "Make a payment" and select "Pay using credit or debit card".
  • Westpac: EFTPOS or cash payments can be made at any Westpac branch or Smart ATM.

For more information on these options and for details on what references to use, please visit the IRD website. 

If you need any help getting started with online banking please check with your bank or local community group if they offer free digital banking courses.  

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.