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Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2022, 1:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By MidAtlantic

Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange

The December 31, 2021 rate, which is required for FBAR calculations, is now available. GBP/USD rate is 0.74
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Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2022, 12:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK State Pension in the US

My experience also. One phone call and they took the information they needed and that was it.
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2022, 12:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK passport

Yes recent reports indicate it is still days/weeks, not months, for a straightforward renewal.

You complete the on-line application here: https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
At the end of the...
Dec 7th 2021, 3:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: US banks in the UK

This link may provide some useful information: https://wise.com/gb/blog/how-to-open-a-bank-account-in-uk
This is from the Wise website and the Wise Multi-Currency account may be a useful bridge...
Forum: USA
Dec 2nd 2021, 6:44 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: US/UK dual taxation treaty and pension income

Take a look at this thread, and especially post #97, where you will find someone in exactly your situation who amended his return and successfully recovered the taxes he had paid on a 25% partial...
Oct 11th 2021, 12:32 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,919
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Curious on US health insurance

Not only does the US spend more it also has some of the worst outcomes.
https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2015/oct/us-health-care-global-perspective
Forum: USA
Oct 5th 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2021, 12:35 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,824
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Drug screening & background check. Confused

If I was employing drivers or employees operating heavy/complex machinery I would want to test them for anything that may impair their skills. That would be for their own safety and the safety of...
Sep 30th 2021, 2:07 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,919
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Curious on US health insurance

Surely not: https://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-aca/pre-existing-conditions/index.html
Forum: USA
Sep 28th 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: USA
Sep 21st 2021, 12:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK-US Tax Advisor Recco

Good advice. That's what I did by transferring them all into a SIPP with AJ Bell and saved a ton in fees.
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2021, 3:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Visit to UK for Mums birthday

I agree. Exactly what I said and meant and what I have done for many years.
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2021, 1:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Visit to UK for Mums birthday

If your question is about use of passports, yes. That is normal practice for many of us. Leave US with US passport, enter UK with UK passport. Leave UK with UK passport, enter US with US passport.
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Sep 16th 2021, 12:33 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,500
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: N400 or renew green card, which would be best?

I say it depends on your long term plan. If you eventually want citizenship then why not go for it now? I applied via Atlanta (in 2012). It was super busy but straightforward.
I don't know the...
Sep 14th 2021, 8:20 pm
Replies: 333
Views: 13,001
Posted By MidAtlantic

Aug 30th 2021, 12:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Best Way to Redirect Mail US>UK

I have no direct knowledge but check out UPS. My guess is that it is more expensive than USPS, but probably more reliable.
https://www.theupsstore.com/mailboxes/personal-mailboxes
Aug 26th 2021, 12:33 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,315
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Transfering Money back to the UK - best way

Maybe no fee, but check the exchange rate they use and you will find that it is noticeably worse than Wise.
Any such comparisons should compare fees and the exchange rate. ie the actual £s you...
Forum: USA
Aug 25th 2021, 8:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Driver license renewal

Good luck explaining that to an insurance company after you have a wreck :banghead:
Forum: USA
Aug 25th 2021, 2:24 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK Based Pension

In my view a SIPP clearly falls within the definition in the Treaty Article 3, 1 (o), so I'm not sure it matters that they are non-committal.
They were not asked that question so I am not surprised...
Forum: USA
Aug 25th 2021, 12:27 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK Based Pension

I'm not sure what you mean by an international SIPP, but if it is not a "pension scheme" in the UK or US then there are problems. Although not definitive, see the attached from the IRS Chief Counsel....
Aug 19th 2021, 6:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: ESTA Expiry

See here: https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1126?language=en_US

"If your ESTA expires while in the United States (U.S.) it will not affect your departure." First para.
Forum: USA
Aug 19th 2021, 5:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Life and critical illness cover with UK provider

Check the policy documents. When I moved in 2009 I had two life insurance policies from different companies and both explicitly said in the policy documents that coverage remained unchanged in the...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2021, 6:57 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: 25% UK pension tax free element

You need to review FATCA form 8938 and FinCen Form 114 (FBAR). https://www.irs.gov/businesses/comparison-of-form-8938-and-fbar-requirements

Concerning your lump sum I refer you again to this...
Aug 18th 2021, 6:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Car Insurance

Bring evidence from Canada of any no claims record you may have. I have seen others mention Aviva as accepting no claims records from elsewhere and for being understanding of those returning to the...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2021, 2:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Holiday home owner´s what travel insurance do you have ?

Travel insurance is not just about being a tourist and "for people on vacation to Disney". When I travelled frequently from UK to the US for work I had travel insurance. I was not a tourist and...
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