1 October has arrived ..

… and it heralds in the change in the rules for payments to the IRD.

Just a reminder that any payments made to the IRD must be received by them by the due date .. not postmarked the due date. Therefore we encourage you to make your payments electronically to the IRD.

If you still want to continue to pay by cheque, here are some suggested tips:

1. Post date the cheque to the due date

2. Highlight the date (not foolproof as the cheque still maybe presented early)

3. Post the cheque and return at least 1 week before the due date as you shouldn’t rely on NZ Post. We have had situations where mail has taken a week to get to Wellington!!

For more information, check out our earlier blog here