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Feb 13th 2014, 10:50 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,690
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Merits of us citizenship if moving back to the uk

Yes I agree it could be an uphill fight. But in my case the plan is to live in the UK for a few years, renting a flat. I have no family there or UK assets. I still have a house in the USA and I...
Feb 13th 2014, 10:40 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,690
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Merits of us citizenship if moving back to the uk

There is often confusion between terms. Inheritance tax is a tax on the person who receives assets from a deceased estate. Estate taxes are levied on the estate before it is distributed. The UK...
Feb 12th 2014, 9:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By sunnysideup

UK income tax allowances

So it's been a while since I lived in the UK. I am thinking of spending some time back in the UK when I retire and I have a tax question. There's no more married couple's tax allowance, correct? ...
Feb 12th 2014, 9:03 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,690
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Merits of us citizenship if moving back to the uk

Here's something no-one has mentioned - estate taxes. If you are a dual citizen and you have kids and assets in the US, but you live in the UK, your domicile is important when figuring out estate...
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2013, 11:34 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 6,655
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Lots of negatives, how about some positives...

23 years in the States. Used to love it, now not so much. I've seen people sued and nearly bankrupted through no fault of theirs, and I've seen people bankrupted by medical bills. I've seen a friend...
May 29th 2013, 11:19 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,053
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: One third of British Expats return to the UK earlier than they planned

I find it is a continuous process. I loved it for 5 years, then I started to notice the rot and the dream began to wear off. For the next 10 years I got progressively more uneasy, then about 5 years...
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2013, 11:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Tax on UK Pension

Are you saying they will not calculate WEP unless tell them to? I thought UK and US co-operated on social security so they each know your benefits in the other system. What are the penalites if they...
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2013, 11:11 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,842
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Very high car insurance quote

Been away for a few weeks. I see my previous explanation of auto insurance was appreciated - I am glad to have been some help. Unfortunately I know all about this subject from the experiences of a...
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2013, 11:20 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,842
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Very high car insurance quote

This is a common question and problem. I often find most newcomers (and most Americans frankly) have no idea what or how to buy insurance. There is no simple 'quote' for car insurance. The premium...
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2013, 11:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,595
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Zovirax cold sore cream

So what? I get the MIL to send it over from the UK. Prescription only in the USA and I absolutely detest the co-pay and the time to go to the doc to get something that should be OTC. Acyclovir (the...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2012, 11:45 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 11,290
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: I'm trying to like the USA

Hello again. Well for one thing you have to like the fact that you're in S.Fla this time of year, right?

But I'm not going to sugarcoat things. I've been here 20 years and the longer I stay the...
Dec 18th 2012, 1:41 am
Replies: 49
Views: 2,745
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: The "Gun Madness" Continues.........

We need a referendum to really see what the nation wants and to get around the propaganda and lobbyists. However, if a referendum shows a majority in favor of keeping the second amendment largely...
Forum: USA
Dec 18th 2012, 1:29 am
Replies: 64
Views: 4,326
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Want to buy a property - where to start + advice

If you buy property in Fla as a holiday home, in no way will it be an investment. In fact, real estate in most of the USA can in no way be considered an investment whether you rent it out or live in...
Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2012, 2:11 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: US citizenship and tax liability world-wide

Yes indeed, FATCA. Apologies for the dyslexic fingers. A couple of glasses of vin rouge probably had something to do with it!

To the OP.... I took citizenship because my job required it, and I...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2012, 9:48 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: US citizenship and tax liability world-wide

This issue becomes more complex the more sources of unearned income you have - such as when you retire. You might have Social security from the USA, state pension from UK, 401k from USA, company...
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2012, 10:41 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,924
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Renew US Green Card or do Citizenship?

Word of advice son - don't ever say never. A lot can change in a very short time. When I was your age I said exactly the same thing. But now - I am planning to return to Europe. As others on here...
Forum: USA
Nov 29th 2012, 11:33 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: One month until I go. A ton of questions!

And to think the OP is/used to be employed by the NHS. Boy is he going to miss it - cutbacks or not. Personally, I am utterly disgusted with the healthcare system in the USA. A civilized country...
Forum: Meet-ups
Nov 23rd 2012, 11:23 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,249
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Brits in Miami / South Florida

Of course. How do you think I can afford to send my kids to the U?

And a small correction - look at the MRO facilities at MIA and it's all South American heavy stuff. It' not worth shipping the...
Forum: Meet-ups
Nov 22nd 2012, 2:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,249
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Brits in Miami / South Florida

Well there are plenty of blue collar types in Miami, but they are latino of course - totally different culture for a gringo. I did a lot of work around MIA in the 90's. Lots of aviation MRO and...
Forum: Meet-ups
Nov 21st 2012, 11:54 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,249
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Brits in Miami / South Florida

Ever noticed how Brickell avenue is filled with branches of every bank you've never heard of? In many cases the only other branch of said bank in the USA is in NYC. Miami isn't Florida - it's a...
Oct 28th 2012, 1:45 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 7,428
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: N400 Interview and oath ceremony

Until the day you realize the ugly mess that is FACTA and IRS tax return filing requirements and that you are frozen out of opening certain bank accounts anywhere else in the world. Then you start...
Oct 26th 2012, 2:50 am
Replies: 63
Views: 13,843
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Cash ISA's not available to dual UK/US citizens

Once they become adults, you might decide to have a frank discussion with them about what is happening to this country. Perhaps they might decide not to remain here either. Problem solved.
Oct 25th 2012, 11:34 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 13,843
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Cash ISA's not available to dual UK/US citizens

No - not paying taxes owed is evasion. Having a foreign account is not evidence that you are evading taxes. FACTA can require whatever it wants, but it has no jurisdiction outside the USA - just...
Oct 24th 2012, 10:26 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 13,843
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Cash ISA's not available to dual UK/US citizens

This may be a bit simplistic but why do they have to know that you are a dual citizen? Can't you just conveniently ignore your US citizenship? If there are forms to fill out, say you are just a UK...
Forum: USA
Oct 18th 2012, 11:12 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,678
Posted By sunnysideup

Re: Florida car license and car buying

Just to be clear - the issue here is not whether one is permitted to drive on a license from another country/state, the problem for the OP is that in order to purchase and register a car in Florida...
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