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Visa and tax liabilities

Old Feb 1st 2016, 4:48 am
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We came to NZ with a working holiday visa, and applied for residency in Sept (using an immigration lawyer who said we definitely fulfilled all the criteria) to keep our options open - unfortunately we couldn't settle and are heading home in June, and the residency still hasn't come through.
The WHV runs out on the 2nd April - I wondered if there was a more cost efficient way of extending this or if we need to push for the residency to go through so that we can carry on working through April and May?

Also we're self employed contractors, and wondered if any of you guys knew how it would work in terms of paying tax here over the 14 months we will have worked? Are there some breaks for people here for a short period of time?

Super grateful for any help or advice you can offer.
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Old Feb 1st 2016, 6:00 am
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We came to NZ with a working holiday visa, and applied for residency in Sept (using an immigration lawyer who said we definitely fulfilled all the criteria) to keep our options open - unfortunately we couldn't settle and are heading home in June, and the residency still hasn't come through.The WHV runs out on the 2nd April - I wondered if there was a more cost efficient way of extending this or if we need to push for the residency to go through so that we can carry on working through April and May? Also we're self employed contractors, and wondered if any of you guys knew how it would work in terms of paying tax here over the 14 months we will have worked? Are there some breaks for people here for a short period of time? Super grateful for any help or advice you can offer.
hi not sure about self employed, but we were there for nine months and paid about $2,000 in tax after we got back we had two fill in a tax form , then we got paid all our tax back, all done within two months of moving back
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Old Feb 1st 2016, 6:06 am
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not sure if its different if you are there for over a year?

thats great you got the tax back though!
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