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May 16th 2016, 2:43 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 7,064
Posted By Luckyone

Re: UK tax on Canadian RRSP/RRIF transfer to the UK?

Hi Dave, thanks for your input, it's good to hear a real time experience of how these things may work.


However, I wasn't considering 'cashing out' our RRSP's while in the UK, rather selling...
May 10th 2016, 11:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 7,064
Posted By Luckyone

Re: UK tax on Canadian RRSP/RRIF transfer to the UK?

Thanks for this JonBoyE, I'm also looking at the 'periodic payments' route, with zero withholding tax but am concerned that the gains ongoing in a RRIF will have to be declared each tax year in the...
May 9th 2016, 10:45 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 7,064
Posted By Luckyone

UK tax on Canadian RRSP/RRIF transfer to the UK?

Hi there, read a few threads on here, but none seem to have included a scenario to the bitter end! Research is difficult, I've spoken to a couple of 'experts' who appear to have done less research...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2015, 4:56 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 11,809
Posted By Luckyone

Re: UK Budget - Class 2 NICs to be abolished

Not sure this is the same as your situation, or of much use, but my missus pays Class 2 contributions on an annual basis. She hasn't rec'd her usual letter outlining how much to pay so 'phoned them...
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2015, 1:12 am
Replies: 81
Views: 11,809
Posted By Luckyone

Re: UK Budget - Class 2 NICs to be abolished

it's been up and down a few times in the last few years....but I think it's 30 years at the moment. Who knows for how long though......

https://www.gov.uk/state-pension/eligibility
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 8:51 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 11,809
Posted By Luckyone

Re: UK Budget - Class 2 NICs to be abolished

Copied from the link below.....

"The abolition of Class 2 NICs will mean that non-residents, who wish to preserve their UK national insurance entitlements, will now be required to pay class 3 NICs...
Feb 27th 2013, 2:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Car Insurance question

I'm sure someone will have some more current experience but I visited the UK for several months back in 2006 and decided it would be easier to buy a car to use, rather than rent for so long.

With...
Dec 16th 2012, 9:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 24,436
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Expat Shield and Windows 8

....update, expat is now causing problems with the dreaded blue screen (bad pool caller) and google showed this-
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Dec 14th 2012, 10:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 24,436
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Expat Shield and Windows 8

Hi there, I just bought a new laptop (w/out touchscreen) with W8. Can't say I'm a big fan yet but once I open the 'desktop' tile all is more familiar.....I've now downloaded Expat and all works fine,...
Forum: Canada
Sep 30th 2012, 12:53 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Luckyone

Re: travel insurance

http://www.gms.ca/travel-insurance/immigrants-and-visitors

You can get a quote on line here, may be useful for comparison checks.....
Jul 25th 2012, 2:05 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,876
Posted By Luckyone

Re: going back in time

As an airplane is about to crash, a female passenger jumps up frantically "If I'm going to die, I want to die feeling like a woman,"
She asks "Is there someone on this plane who is man enough to...
Jul 12th 2012, 10:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Choosing a car

This site may be useful, it has info. on tax and fuel costs:
http://carfueldata.direct.gov.uk/
Jul 2nd 2012, 1:19 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Rental Car

Hi there,
In the past I've used these folks http://www.wwideres.co.uk/

also bookmarked this one recently as it does a whole bunch of searching the best deals out for you....
Jun 17th 2012, 2:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Luckyone

Re: I just paid my last voluntary Class 2 NI contribution

Great news for some maybe....but some folks (ie me) carried on paying for years and got over the 30 years mark long before they decided to change the rules:(

But that means I'm definately...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2012, 5:22 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,901
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Tax efficiency on UK savings accounts?

Slightly off topic but I also have GBP funds in a couple of savings account in the UK, and receive the interest tax free by using the R105 form that Jonboy refers to, all works out just fine.
...
Forum: Canada
Jun 10th 2012, 9:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 13,125
Posted By Luckyone

Re: HSBC Premier Account International Exchange rates

Hi there,
Who do you ask about the 'managers rate'? I take it you need to call someone at HSBC to ask for a certain rate? How does this work when you're using Global Transfer? Maybe you're using...
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2012, 12:23 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 13,125
Posted By Luckyone

Re: HSBC Premier Account International Exchange rates

Then it would be a good rate from xetrade. Like I'd mentioned before on this thread the HSBC rate used to always be around 1.25 cents lower than the rate given on the various 'quick quote' charts,...
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2012, 11:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 13,125
Posted By Luckyone

Re: HSBC Premier Account International Exchange rates

When you say the rates quoted by the other sites, xe.com etc, are these actual confirmed rates given or the 'quick quotes' displayed on line? I ask 'cos when I've gone further into the process with...
Forum: Canada
Apr 10th 2012, 1:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 13,125
Posted By Luckyone

Re: HSBC Premier Account International Exchange rates

I've been using HSBC to transfer GBP to Canadian dollars for the last year or so and the rate was always about 1.5 cents lower than the rate given on sites like Yahoo finance etc, a very good rate...
Forum: Canada
Jan 12th 2012, 8:28 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,881
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Tax return software for Canada

I've used Ufile online for the last few years, after my regular accountant retired. Wished I used it before, it was fairly straightforward.

I have also used a free program to check how next years...
Forum: USA
Sep 27th 2011, 1:54 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,915
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Passport Delays

My new passport arrived back to Nova Scotia today. Just a regular renewal.

My old passport and application arrived in Washington on Thursday, September 8th. (It took over 3 weeks with Canada Post,...
Forum: Europe
Sep 9th 2011, 8:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By Luckyone

Re: expatshield

Maybe ask them on their facebook page what the problem is? There are several folks there that'll answer your questions I expect....Just search on FB for Expat Shield if I'm not stating the obvious...
Forum: Canada
Jul 26th 2011, 10:06 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Help re health insurance - URGENT as moving on Wednesday

Take a look at this.....
http://www.gms.ca/immigrants_and_visitors_to_canada.html
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 29th 2011, 10:41 am
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Luckyone

21 years today....

We arrived here 21 years ago today. Where does the time go eh?
Looks like there's some sort of event going on back in Blighty today....makes you proud.....
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2011, 4:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,438
Posted By Luckyone

Re: Canadian TV play PAL signal

if it is the right one then Future Shop have it for a better price........
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