Please find below an important annoucement by the Inland Revenue Department regarding payments made to the IRD by Cheque. 
For those of you who currently make payments by cheque you may have already received a copy of this from the Inland Revenue Department.
We shall be making the necessary adjustments in our office to ensure that all payments sent by us will arrive in time.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our office.


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