It's not in the IRD's interest if you go bankrupt as they probably won't get any money out of you. For the IRD it's better to have you paying for as long as possible. But this is no excuse for giving people false information.
Let us be quite clear:
- Yes - you can go bankrupt in New Zealand no matter where in the world you live.
- Yes - bankruptcy gets rid of student loan debts.
- We can handle the process for you without you having to return to New Zealand (in most cases).