Tax Payments to IRD

Ways to Pay your Tax

Inland Revenue has discontinued accepting cheque for tax payments since 1 March 2020.

There are still several ways to make tax payments to IRD.

Our preferred method is the online payment through myIR by setting up a Direct Debit Authority. Once set up you only need 3 clicks to make tax payments. This is the best method to pay tax on time and to avoid any accidental payments to incorrect tax account, period or IRD number.

Paying tax using myIR online services

Tax payments can be made from within the IRD account of taxpayer. When making payment for the first time a direct debit authority set up is required. This is only one time setup.

Stepwise instructions are detailed below which shows, how you can set up Direct debit yourself. Or you can ring IRD on 0800775247 to help with the setup.

Step 1- Set up a direct Debit authority with IRD to make tax payments. (This is a one-time setup)

Step 2- Set your bank account as a default payment channel  (This is a one-time setup)

Once Direct debit Authority is set up, tax payment can be made using one of the following step.

Step 3 (a) - Make one-off tax payment to IRD (To pay tax in lumpsum)

Step 3 (b) - Ongoing tax payment before the tax due date. (installment set up for tax not overdue yet)

Step 3 (c) - Set up an installment arrangement with IRD to make overdue Tax payments (To pay tax due past payment date)

Paying Using Internet Banking

You can also pay tax directly from your bank account, just make sure to select correct details.

Paying by Credit or Debit Card

Credit or Debit Card payments can be made from overseas as well.

Please note, payments using a credit or debit card will incur a 1.42% convenience fee.

Credit or Debit Card payments with IRD Account 

After logging in, click 'make payment' next to the payment amount you want to pay. Then choose 'Make a Credit Card payment' and follow the prompts.

Credit or Debit Card payments without IRD Account 

You can make payments by a credit or debit card (Visa and Mastercard) by using IRD's 24/7 self service phone helpline 0800 257 777.

You need to register for voice ID before using this self-service phoneline services.


You can call IRD call centre for an initial set up at0800775247 during 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 1pm Saturday.

Paying at Westpac

You can make a cash or EFTPOS payment at any Westpac branch or Westpac Smart ATM.

You do not need to be a Westpac customer to use this service.

If you’re a Westpac customer or paying with cash you can also use one of Westpac’s Smart ATMs. If using a Smart ATM, bring the barcode on your statement.

From 1 July 2020, all payments at Westpac must be accompanied by a barcode. IRD We are adding barcodes to notifications where we’re requesting you to make a payment. If you misplace your barcode, you can generate one using the barcode generator link by clicking here

You will need your IRD number, the tax type and the period of the payment. You can then either print it off or show it to Westpac staff on your phone. 

Paying from overseas

Tax payments to IRD from overseas can be made by using Credit or debit card as detailed above, Another method of paying from overseas is using services money transfer agencies.