What if I don't have the cash to make a provisional tax payment?

When it comes to paying your tax, in full and on time is the best way. If you don't think you'll be able to pay your tax, pick up the phone and call us on 0800 555 024, so that we can do everything within our power to reduce the compounding costs that come with Inland Revenues interest and late payment penalties regime.

How we help

In certain circumstances, Inland Revenue will accept payment arrangement as a financial relive but this can’t be relied on or used for every tax payment. We'll be able to work with you to find the best outcome for your situation.

If you know you've got tax to pay it's a good idea to start planning early and know your due dates. Use Inland Revenue's tax due date calculator to get a list of due dates and returns for your business. It's a good idea to:

  • print out the list and keep it handy as a reminder, or
  • highlight the dates in your diary or wall planner.

We might also be able to look at ways to improve your cash flow and ensure you have cash for when the next tax time comes around. You should factor in your three provisional tax instalments into your yearly cash flow forecast. We can help you with this, so talk to us about creating a budget and/or cash flow forecast for you and your business, also check out our blog on cash flow for a few handy pointers.

What happens if I do not make my prov tax payment?

Generally, you will be charged Use of Money Interest (‘UOMI’) and Late Payment Penalties (‘LPP’) which are compounding.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions, check out Inland Revenue's page on difficulty paying tax. If you need to talk to us contact your RightWay accountant, email info@rightway.co.nz or call 0800 555 024