Effective 1st October 2020, any Tax Payments made via a Westpac branch or via a Smart ATM, will only be accepted if it has an IRD barcode. This is to ensure that the payment goes to the right account.
Where can I find the barcode?
Barcodes are printed on Inland Revenue returns, statements or letters.
A barcode can also be generated on the IRD website using this link.
These can either be printed or shown on your mobile device.
Other payment options:
- Online banking – use the “pay tax” function through your online banking account
- myIR – direct debit and card payments can be made directly through the myIR secure online service
- Self-service phoneline – credit or debit cards can be used to make payments via the self-service 24/7 phoneline
- Automatic payments – This option allows for two signatories and can be used for regular reoccurring payments such as debts or arrears. Note: an IR586 Authority form is required for this option.
More details on the above options can be found on the IRD website.