SPS 20/05
Issued
10 Nov 2020

Student loan repayment – options for relief

This standard practice statement updates and replaces SPS 11/03 Student Loans - Relief from repayment obligations

The statement reflects the Student Loan Scheme Act 2011 and changes introduced by the Inland Revenue transformation programme to encourage borrowers to self-manage student loans via the myIR secure online service. 

This standard practice statement was amended and republished 22 December 2020. The amendments were:

  • Footnote 1 - Subpart 4 changed to Part 4
  • Para 11 - exemption changed to tax year
  • Para 18 - emphasis changed to timing of request rather than maximum duration of temporary repayment suspension
  • Para 19 - list expanded to include voluntary work and borrower accompanying spouse or partner

 

Student Loan Scheme Act 2011: 141, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154
Tax Administration Act 1994: 177A, 177B, 177CA