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Forum: Middle East
Today, 1:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Age limits

That is what I have been doing for the past 25 years. If you have a contract of employment that covers you from April to April then you can qualify for non-resident tax free status. The HMRC is not...
Forum: Middle East
Yesterday, 8:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Age limits

I retired at 67, but I worked on contract for companies providing fixed price consultancy services, I was paid directly from the company's head office into my UK bank and usually worked on visit /...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 28th 2020, 4:37 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,427
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Traffic Fines

On my last visit the company give me a well dented, well used Hummer with the standard RSJ girders and bits of rusty chain hanging off the front and rear - first time I have enjoyed driving in the...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 27th 2020, 3:11 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Returning home after it not working out - tax question

I can only say that the agriculturalists I worked with on WB, ADB etc. projects, particularly the agricultural economists, were in short supply and were all well paid. They deserve to be because...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 23rd 2020, 3:47 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Returning home after it not working out - tax question

:thumbsup:Not so sure though : I have come across many NGO projects where the participants have been enjoying a much better life than the usually miserable unwashed backpackers that get out into the...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 23rd 2020, 1:26 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Returning home after it not working out - tax question

I don’t think wandering around the world backpacking until April 2021 is a pragmatic way of saving some £3500 in a potential tax liability. Taking an NGO post which provides a basis for a future...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 23rd 2020, 11:34 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Returning home after it not working out - tax question

Most of my career was spent in irrigation and rural development always with agriculturists who get paid well, £250/day plus per diem being the typical minimum rate. But not in the GCC. Africa and...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 22nd 2020, 1:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Returning home after it not working out - tax question

A lot of young singles spend a year or so backpacking around the world funding themselves by working in bars etc. without declaring to HMRC. where is the line ?
Forum: Middle East
Jan 8th 2020, 7:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: I am a doctor moving to Riyadh

My wife has driven in many countries, including Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon; she could not drive in KSA, but even if she could there is no way that she would have. It would be intertesting to hear from...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 7th 2020, 4:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: I am a doctor moving to Riyadh

A 10 minute commute is not realistic, it used to take me more than 10 mins just to get out of the compound. Other point to consider, if you are not living on a compound (particularly if you are...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 5th 2020, 4:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: I am a doctor moving to Riyadh

No I am not a doctor and I have not worked in Riyadh since 2010. You appear to have already made a decision to move to KSA for financial reasons, but I would not consider your package to be...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 14th 2019, 5:05 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,436
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: QATAR- what to bring

I took things out of Qatar (spices) don't remember taking anything in.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 12th 2019, 5:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Need some help with this please!

It very much depends on who you kill. If it is a local I would suggest that you leave and forget any PI insurance or legal process.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 12th 2019, 1:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Need some help with this please!

https://bsabh.com/professional-negligence-law-review-uae-chapter-2019/
Forum: Africa
Dec 9th 2019, 9:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Moving to Accra, ghana

lived there in the 80s - one of the best places we have ever been - had a private beach plot on 16 mile beach - 16 miles north of Accra, barbequed cray fish every weekend. great people, enjoy...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 2nd 2019, 9:53 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Dubai job offer

I agree I could explain, but I have avoided giving any detail, you should either understand the HMRC guidance yourself or consult a professional.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 2nd 2019, 5:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Dubai job offer

Will your contract of employment in Dubai continuepast 5th April 2021, if so you can meet SRT 3, classified as non resident and not subject to tax on your overseas earnings.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 2nd 2019, 5:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Dubai job offer

It was never the case that you only need to be out of the country for 183 days to be tax free. It used to be that you would be tax free if you had an oveseas contract of employment lasting 365 days,...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2019, 9:26 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Anyone in Kazakhstan?

Caspian Sea is a major source - Aral sea produced nearly 10,000 tons last year. Not a place to suffer from malnutrition no matter what your diet,
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2019, 9:41 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Anyone in Kazakhstan?

The fomer Soviat Central Asian states practice a very different form of Islam to those in the ME. There are no restrictions on alchol. The beef in Kazakstan is some of the best and they are one of...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 24th 2019, 9:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Anyone in Kazakhstan?

Those there for any length of time do learn Russian but then find they get stuck. I chose not to learn arabic in the 80s because I did not want to work in the ME, still ended up spending half my life...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 24th 2019, 2:52 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Anyone in Kazakhstan?

I was based in town and can only say that the food was brilliant. Mix of European, mid Asian, Chinese even a couple of American burger bars, good beer and wine. On my few visits into the sticks I...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 23rd 2019, 10:59 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Anyone in Kazakhstan?

Does that not apply to every expat posting. Certainly does everywhere I have worked over the past 50 years. (excluding a camp in Terzabo -Libya) ?
Forum: Middle East
Nov 22nd 2019, 3:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: UK Landlord Insurance for Expats

https://www.ukinsurancenet.com/landlords-insurance/landlord-s-insurance-for-expats/
Forum: Middle East
Nov 22nd 2019, 2:08 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Anyone in Kazakhstan?

Worked on a project based in Shymkent a couple of years ago. Certainly no security concerns. Some concerns over noise from late night disco at nearby hotel. Some low price good restaurants....
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