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I need to file a bankruptcy in order to return (and then
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Chris. Due to bad advice from my accountant I am left with a
Hi Chris. Due to bad advice from my accountant I am left with a tax debt I am unable to pay. I had an arrangement but haven't been able to make payments as I haven' had any income for 8 months. I am o… read more
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Is it still the situation that declaring bunkruptcy in NZ
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Any idea what is the cost involved if I apply bankruptcy in
any idea what is the cost involved if I apply bankruptcy in NZ while I am Australia. Does it restrict my further activity in OZ such as traveling overseas, job and credit search, act as direct for OZ … read more
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I have a large debt to NZ IRD. If I am living in Australia,
I have a large debt to NZ IRD. If I am living in Australia, am I able to apply for bankruptcy in NZ and if so will the assignee have the ability to affect my employment or recover money from my Austra… read more
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Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated
Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated late fees, interest an penalty's as I reside in Australia. I have made only minor repayments and want to know where I legally stand as I… read more
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Just reading your article responding to a customer about his $300k student debt. My studen
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I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax
I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax bill for last years tax, right now no way to pay it, no other debt except student loan 40k. Best thing accountants have suggested is to decla… read more
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Hi, Im looking for legal advice regarding accumulated student
Hi, I'm looking for legal advice regarding accumulated student debt that is now with NZ IRD.… read more
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Hello, Im a kiwi living in Aust. In the mid 90s I accumulated
Hello, I'm a kiwi living in Aust. In the mid 90s I accumulated student debt of about 30k. I left in 98 & never paid anything. 15y on & I received a letter requesting contact. I'm guessing that 30kx15y… read more
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I have been living in the USA for almost 15 years. For the
I have been living in the USA for almost 15 years. For the majority of that time I was married to a seriously ill woman and all my financial resources went to her. We have since divorced and after the… read more
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Hi I have previously asked a question about NZ bankruptcy
Hi I have previously asked a question about NZ bankruptcy and student loans. I would like to clarify a few issues about declaring bankruptcy from overseas, I am in the UK. In some questions asked abou… read more
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Hi, I am a NZ citizen residing in Australia and have done
Hi, I am a NZ citizen residing in Australia and have done so for the past 10 years. I attended University from 1994 - 1999 and acumulated an approx 55K student loan. Post 1999 I lived in the UK for 2 … read more
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Hello, I have debts both in Australia and New Zealand. I
Hello, I have debts both in Australia and New Zealand. I am managing my Australian debts pretty well but since I left New Zealand in 2009 I have not paid a cent of my debts there. Can I declare bankru… read more
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Hi, I left NZ in 2001 with a $27k student loan with it probably
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if i go bankrupt in new zealand and move back to my home country
if i go bankrupt in new zealand and move back to my home country of australia and earn a wage over there can the new zealand government take any of my wages?… 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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