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My ex-partner acquired a NZ student loan debt of approx $35k
My ex-partner acquired a NZ student loan debt of approx $35k in 1998. She moved to AU in 2000. In 2015, she started work and IRD contacted her saying the debt was $140k (interest) and she needed to st… read more
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I studied in NZ at Auckland University in 1995 and 1996 -
I studied in NZ at Auckland University in 1995 and 1996 - … 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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I have been living in Australia for 17 years, and i have
I have been living in Australia for 17 years, and i have just been contacted by the IRD stating that I now owe $149K on my student loan. I knew I had the loan when I left, but I asked the IRD when I l… read more
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I am intending to return to nz on holiday.I am now resident
I am intending to return to nz on holiday.I am now resident in Uk travelling on UK passport.I left NZ 2 years ago and have not filed tax return for my last year although filed final GST return,could t… 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 left new zealand 1993 with unpaid debts a bank loan about
Hi Chris , I left new zealand 1993 with unpaid debts a bank loan about $15000 a hire purchace maybe about $6000 and various other private debts I cant remember to who they were I was farming at the ti… 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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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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In 1994 I borrowed $10k from Student Loan. In 1996 I left
In 1994 I borrowed $10k from Student Loan. In 1996 I left NZ and went to work in Singapore. I have not made any repayment to the student Loan. QUESTION If IRD files a claim in the court against me for… read more
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Hi,I had a student loan of $12,000 20 years ago ... due
Hi, I had a student loan of $12,000 20 years ago ... due to health issues etc I have earned an income above $25,000 for about 5 of those years. now I am being asked to pay almost 60,000 ...I am in sho… read more
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I did not pay PAYE money to IRD for 1.5 years. Totalling about
I did not pay PAYE money to IRD for 1.5 years. Totalling about $20,000 NZ including penalities. I was however Filing Paye returns to IRD every month but was not paying money. IRD called today to prose… 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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New Zealand student loan renegotiation + help finding lawyer
Hello all. I live in Europe. I have a New Zealand student loan. I took out the loan in 1996, 1997, and 1998--about $5000 each year, about 15000 in total by the end of 1998. I have never made a repayme… 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 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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