Changes to IRD Payment Methods

Recently IRD announced that they were making some changes to their acceptable payment methods.

Currently any mailed payments received after the due date but post marked with a date on or before due date are accepted as paid on time.

From 01 October 2014 mailed payments must be physically received by IRD on or before due date to be accepted as paid on time and avoid late payment penalties and interest.

In addition, while Westpac Bank will continue to accept cash and eftpos payments over the counter they will no longer accept cheque payments, tax returns or other documents on IRD’s behalf, they must either be posted directly to IRD or filed and paid online instead.