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Forum: Middle East
Jul 13th 2021, 5:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,131
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Unmarried Couple - Hotel in Qatar

Hi Scoosh,
I had exactly the same situation a couple of years ago and was so concerned that I was considering booking another room on arrival.
I asked the lady cabin crew member that was serving...
Forum: Spain
Aug 5th 2020, 10:09 am
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Juan Carlos I Flees Justice!!!

Maybe Prince Andrew will go into exile in the USA.
Forum: Spain
Aug 5th 2020, 10:04 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,687
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Brits leaving UK for EU

I totally agree with that. Also I think that many people like me never thought that in a million years the British electorate would be insane enough to vote for the current prime minister.
Forum: Spain
Aug 5th 2020, 9:54 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,557
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Is the property market doomed

I read somewhere, some years ago, that buying property in Spain is like getting a tattoo. Very easy to acquire but very difficult to get rid of.
Forum: Spain
Jun 5th 2020, 7:22 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Latest news on masks and distancing

Absolutely disgusting. Having been to China several times one of the few things that I don't like about the place and the people is their acceptance of and the frequency of spitting in the street....
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2020, 7:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Could lockdown be the death of bullfighting

Nor have I, and I condemn the spectacle of two humans conflicting physical harm on one another too, but I abhor the humiliation, torture and public execution by a "team" of armed men, some of the...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2020, 7:10 am
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Could lockdown be the death of bullfighting

I have never been to and have no intention of visiting a dog meat festival. It is part of the "culture" in some countries and enjoyed by many thousands. I condemn it totally as I do bull fighting or...
Forum: Spain
Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,047
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Spanish wealth tax

I absolutely agree with you.
Forum: Spain
Mar 1st 2020, 2:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By R.Scratcher

Article on euroweeklynews.com

There's a very interesting article in todays online Euro weekly news entitled "Spain in last minute bid to halt the exodus of British ex-pats to Portugal."
It doesn't however give any indication of...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 19th 2020, 9:42 am
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Pat on the back for HMRC

Yes, I too have always found HMRC to be very helpful, professional, efficient and friendly.
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 6:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: New NHR benefits

I agree completely with your last paragraph. No taxation shouldn't be the only factor in deciding where to live, but it has to be a major factor. Taxation is another cost of living factor and it's a...
Feb 5th 2020, 6:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Parent visa options

Thanks for that christmasoompa. according to the link I would pass the balance of family requirement test.
Feb 5th 2020, 12:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Parent visa options

Thanks for the reply TeeTMI. Could you tell me what sort of money we're talking for high cost and low cost? Ball park figures will suffice,
Feb 4th 2020, 12:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By R.Scratcher

Parent visa options

Hi,
I'm the retired (old age retired) parent of a son with PR in Australia. Can anyone tell me what parent visa options, if any, I may have in order to get permanent residency in Australia so that...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 31st 2020, 12:48 am
Replies: 105
Views: 5,832
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Simple income tax calculation question.

All assistance is always greatly accepted so thank you.

I'm thinking more of Malaysia's MM2H programme than the countries you mention. I'm sure that the Caymans and Costa Rica are both perfectly...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 30th 2020, 7:07 am
Replies: 105
Views: 5,832
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Simple income tax calculation question.

I think that Spain is even worse. There can be a high price to pay, in many ways, for your life in the sun.
Forum: Portugal
Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,581
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Most punitive taxes, Portugal or Spain

How I'd love to have an Irish passport.
Forum: Portugal
Jan 29th 2020, 11:50 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,581
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Most punitive taxes, Portugal or Spain

I would be more than happy to split my time between two countries. I just don't want one of them to be the U.K. I have no wish to continue living in a country governed by Johnson, Rees-Mogg, Patel...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 29th 2020, 11:36 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 5,832
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Simple income tax calculation question.

What puzzles me is why the people of Portugal, and Spain, people want or tolerate such a complicated ridiculous and punitive tax system. It does make one realise what a simple and user friendly...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 28th 2020, 9:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,581
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Most punitive taxes, Portugal or Spain

Where one does ones food shopping is a matter of personal choice, and you are free to shop around for the best prices. Taxation, though, is a different matter. Once you have tax residency in a...
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2020, 11:12 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,928
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Is Brexit causing an British exodus from Spain?

I'd be more than astonished if the Spanish authorities showed that much good sense.
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2020, 12:51 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,928
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Is Brexit causing an British exodus from Spain?

I think that the "exodus" of British people returning to the U.K. has tailed off in recent times. In my experience the largest number of Brits selling up and going back occurred about five or six...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 28th 2020, 12:09 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,581
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Most punitive taxes, Portugal or Spain

Hi Rorypens,
thanks for your post.
Could I be nosy and ask which country you decided upon?
No doubt the U.K. is very favourable from a taxation point of view but I do not wish to live in a...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 25th 2020, 12:51 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,581
Posted By R.Scratcher

Re: Most punitive taxes, Portugal or Spain

Many thanks for the replies to my questions.
I don't have a problem with taxation as society has to be funded, I do though believe in playing the the advantage rule. To this end, over many years, I...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 24th 2020, 9:58 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,581
Posted By R.Scratcher

Most punitive taxes, Portugal or Spain

Hi everybody,
I'm a resident of the UK who doesn't want to live any longer in a Johnson governed Britain, so, I'm looking for a home in Europe and I'm thinking Spain or Portugal. I receive the U.K....
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