Pay for licence fees
Payment online in SMART entitles you to a discount of the annual fee component. A further discount is available when you register to conduct your own Licensee Interference Investigation (LII). Payment can be made either by credit/debit card, direct debit or internet banking (pay by POLi).
1. Pay by credit/debit card
In the Fee Payment screen in SMART, the option “Credit Card” is shown by default (if you do not have Direct Debit account set up). The “Credit Card” option also allows you to pay by “Debit Card” as well.
You have the ability to retain your credit card details for future payments. Our Credit Card payments are processed via Direct Payment Solution (DPS). DPS is one of the leading secure Internet payment gateways in New Zealand and is used by some of the largest on-line shops in Australasia. DPS will store and process your credit or debit card details using some of the most secure and safe technology available. The maximum amount per credit/debit card transaction is $99,999.
2. Pay by direct debit
By paying by Direct Debit your licence fees are charged to an account and payment is automatically deducted from your bank on a specific date. Before the payment is deducted from your bank account a tax invoice is emailed to you. Payment is then deducted from your nominated bank account 20 days later. The tax invoice is also available in SMART for you to download.
To use Direct Debit as a payment option you need to first setup your account details. Please contact our Business Service Centre for guidance at free phone 0508 RSM INFO (0508 776 463).
3. Pay by Internet banking (pay by POLi)
POLi is an online payment option which allows you to use your own internet banking facility to pay for licence fees.
When you use POLi to complete your purchase everything is done within the security of your online banking facility and at no time are you required to disclose your personal banking details to any third party, (including POLi).
Anyone who has access to the Pay Anyone functionality offered by a supported online banking facility can use POLi.
After you have paid using POLi you will be directed back to SMART. At this point SMART knows exactly what your payment related to, consequently, you can consider your fee paid. A reference will be shown on screen to reconcile with your bank account if necessary.
There are certain minimum technical requirements needed for you to use POLi. Go to the POLi website to have your Pc checked. The POLi website will show you whether everything is okay or what needs updating. The POLi website will show you whether everything is okay or what needs updating.
Maximum payment amounts may differ between banks. You may need contact your bank if you need assistance with large payment amounts.
Note - POLi will not be available if your business requires two or more signatories to approve payments via internet banking.
There is more information including a demonstration and if your bank is available at how POLi works.
When at the Fee Payment screen in SMART, you can elect to download an invoice before payment (e.g. for payment approval purposes) or after payment has been made if paid online.
If you select the Create an Invoice Now option before payment, the invoice will show the full non-discounted fee as shown in the fee schedule. This is the amount to pay if sending in a cheque (to the address stated on your invoice).
The invoice can be paid online using any of the methods above to receive a discount. The discounted amount is shown in the small print on the bottom of the invoice.
When paying online, if an invoice is not created before payment, then a tax invoice receipt will be emailed to you after payment. The total amount shown on the invoice will be the actual discounted amount paid. The invoice will also be stamped “Paid”.