Inland Revenue accepts that customers will have difficulty paying all their taxes in full and on time. However, COVID-19 has also impacted on some of the ways of making payments to us.
No longer accept cheques
As many of you know, IR no longer accepts cheques. This may impact some customers who are unable to go to Westpac and pay over the counter (due to COVID-19 restrictions). We understand customer concerns, but want to reiterate that, if customers are unable to pay taxes on time due to the impact of COVID-19, we understand. Please get in touch with us when you can and we’ll write-off any penalties and interest.
Closure of Westpac branches
Westpac offices will be open one day a week (Wednesdays) during the nationwide lockdown in response to COVID-19. As a result, taxpayers who pay their tax obligations via their local Westpac branch will only be able to do so on Wednesdays.
Other payment options
There are other ways you can pay your tax, via internet banking or using myIR. You can make credit card or debit card payments or set up direct debit payments through your myIR account.