Inland Revenue New Zealand Government
Important information about cheque payments
Dear Sir/Madam
We want you to know about an important change that will affect customers who make payments to Inland Revenue by cheque. From 1 October 2014, you'll need to ensure Inland Revenue receives your cheque payment on or before the due date to avoid penalties and interest.
Paying on time
It's important that your payment and return reaches Inland Revenue on or before the due date. If they're late you may incur penalties and interest. This means you'll no longer be able to post cheques on the due date. You can however, make payments online up to and including the due date.
There's never been a better time to go online
It's easy, fast and secure to file returns and make payments online, and the service is available 24/7. Last year, over 70% of all Inland Revenue payments were made electronically.
We recommend you pay using the "pay tax" function provided by most New Zealand banks.
To make an online payment or find out more about making payments, go to and search "make a payment".

Yours sincerely

Patrick Crawford
Manager, Customer Services