The IRD have recently sent out their December Tax update.  Listed below is what you’ll find in this month’s newsletter.

  • Taking a break over the holiday period? You can submit your January paydays in advance.  Advanced filing is available from 11 December 2019.
  • IRD hours over the holiday season – the 0800 phone line and front of house counters close from 2pm, 24th December and will reopen 8am, 6th
  • Mandatory barcodes for customers over the counter at Westpac – you can choose to pay your taxes over the counter (OTC) at a Westpac branch /smartATM even if you don’t bank with Westpac. From 1st July all OTC payments at Westpac must be accompanied by a barcode identifying the customer, tax type and period.  The IRD will be adding barcodes to notifications or you can generate our own barcode through the IRD. 
  • Moving away from Cheques – The IRD will stop accepting payments by cheque dated after 1 March 2020.

Please take time to read the full newsletter here.

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