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I have been away from New Zealand for around 24 years. I
I have been away from New Zealand for around 24 years. I have just returned with a view to living here permanently, and I have discovered a student loan that was initially $14,640.91 has been ramped u… read more
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I have dual NZ and Swedish citizenship. I am briefly in NZ
I have dual NZ and Swedish citizenship. I am briefly in NZ for a week to visit my dying mother. I'm travelling on a swedish passport and this trip was paid for by my uncle. IRD contacted me once I arr… read more
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Please my friend had a loan and credit card at the bank she
Hi there, yes please my friend had a loan and credit card at the bank she left NZ to Aus to start new life for her and her kids, she wants to visit family back in future she afraid she might stop at i… read more
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I live in the UK. I have a student loan debt in NZ. which I
Hi there. Yes. I live in the UK. I have a student loan debt in NZ. which I have never been able to pay any back as I have never earned enough to do so. I recently received a letter from a collection a… read more
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My friend has a $50k student loan, she's 28 and has tried to
My friend has a $50k student loan, she's 28 and has tried to organise a payment schedule, but they are saying pay $20k or arrested next time she's in NZ, which was planned to be in two weeks time. … read more
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I have an outstanding student loan debt to nz and want to
hi there, I have an outstanding student loan debt to nz and want to know how I can find out if there is a warrant for my arrest? … read more
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I am a american citizen living in america the last 6 years.
Hello I am a american citizen living in america the last 6 years. I have a nz student loan of $12,000 + interest and penalties. I have not made a payment since I left. My question is if I were to trav… read more
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Ive been trying to contact ird with no avail about my
Ive been trying to contact ird with no avail about my student loan as i heard about the new law if you still owe , will i get detained at the airport ? I am going back home for xmas and will have my s… read more
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If someone has an old tax debt which is over 18 years old and
If someone has an old tax debt which is over 18 years old and the debtor has not resided in the country (NZ) for the same amount of time. If IRD has made no effort to contact the debtor for the 18 yea… read more
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I have an outstanding student loan that I have not touched
I have an outstanding student loan that I have not touched since I left uni in 1999. I have a Nz passport and an Australian passport which I currently travel on. I work onboard a yacht which is Britis… read more
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Hi, I'm a kiwi living in the uk and have for over two years
Hi, I'm a kiwi living in the uk and have for over two years now, I only have a uk passport and will be coming home for a few weeks very soon. Iv recently heard about new laws regarding nz student loan… read more
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I am a US citizen and an ex permanent resident of NZ. I left
I am a US citizen and an ex permanent resident of NZ. I left NZ over 7 years ago and completely forgot about my $5500 student loan among several other small debts. I have been reading about the IRD de… read more
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Hi. Stopped paying 30 k student loan in 2003 when moved to
Hi. Stopped paying 30 k student loan in 2003 when moved to Aus. Dispute with IRD, who insisted that I had to pay interest on loan, even though I was FT student at NZ university while living with Aus. … read more
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a few questions more. Is the IRD able to take my debt from
a few questions more. Is the IRD able to take my debt from a prospective inheritance that I may receive in NZ? The inheritance is at present part of a family trust that will be dispersed when it is cl… read more
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Hi, I left NZ in 2001 with a $27k student loan with it probably
Hi, I left NZ in 2001 with a $27k student loan with it probably being $150k+ with compound interest and penalty charges. The IRD has recently contacted my nominated alternative contact and after readi… read more
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Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and
Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and find work relating to my qualifications, as there were very few opportunities in NZ in my field. To cut a long story short, I couldn't afford … read more
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I am a New Zealander living in Western Australia past 15 years
I am a New Zealander living in Western Australia past 15 years - can I safely return to NZ for a holiday having not paid my student loan with interest it is now NZ$60,000 can they stop arriving and de… read more
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I am living in the USA and owe NZ65,000 in student loans. I
I am living in the USA and owe NZ65,000 in student loans. I am no longer a NZ citizen - I gave up my NZ citizenship. I have UK citizenship and will shortly become a US citizen (dual citizenship). I ha… read more
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