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Forum: USA
Yesterday, 11:32 am
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Relinquishing Green Card

That shouldn’t be a problem. Our address with the IRS changed to our UK address several years before my wife started collecting her SS benefits and I don’t remember her having to specifically change...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2023, 10:30 am
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Pre-clearance negative experience

At least you made in. The agent may just have been having a bad day. I used to travel internationally a lot on business and renter to the US was always a concern in my mind. When I became a USC with...
Jan 30th 2023, 4:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Sold up in NZ and moving back to UK

You'll have no problems then. Our daughter just moved loads of money from the USA this month following the sale of her house in LA last November to buy a house here in England.

Welcome back.
Jan 30th 2023, 3:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Sold up in NZ and moving back to UK

The simple answer is that there no tax implications in moving your money from NZ to the UK but I suppose it will depend on what exactly the money is. If it is tax deferred money sitting in a...
Jan 30th 2023, 3:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Totalization agreement UK and US

I believe the Totalization Agreement is only used to top up contributions where you haven't earned enough credits. Since you have enough credits to qualify for SS and OAP then WEP is the only thing...
Jan 30th 2023, 3:43 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By durham_lad

Re: TOR1 question

Yes, we did this recently for our daughter. I sent her a pdf of a recent utility bill to include in her ToR application. it worked fine.

Note also that she used the ToR approval to make more than...
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2023, 3:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Tax and moving money around

No tax implications on either side of the pond. You may be prompted by whichever company you use to do the transfer to state where the money has come from, but this is just part of the money...
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2023, 3:09 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Relinquishing Green Card

Good to hear that you have a good path forward. Good luck.
Jan 27th 2023, 3:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By durham_lad

Re: US esim in UK for code verification on US banks

Our daughter moved back to England last November and has an esim on her iPhone so she can send and receive voice and text messages from the US or UK on the same phone. However, she arrived with an...
Jan 25th 2023, 10:01 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By durham_lad

Re: UK + US tax issues: “Foreign earned income exclusion” etc.

I receive a non-qualified pension from the Louisiana company I used to work for. I moved to Texas when I retired in 2010 and have been in England since 2016 but still have to pay State taxes every...
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2023, 2:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange

I don't do anything different.
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2023, 8:49 am
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2023, 8:47 am
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange

Exactly. When you file the FBAR you don’t have to report which exchange rate you used.
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2023, 6:02 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,992
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Relinquishing Green Card

As theOAP says, the teacher’s retirement pension might be a factor in how much SS the OP receives so it is as well to check their SS earnings record as some teacher’s retirement schemes do/did not...
Jan 20th 2023, 1:18 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,936
Posted By durham_lad

Re: moving back from USA to UK - any regrets?

Thanks so much. Yes, it should be downhill from now on, lots of things to do but the hard stuff is behind us.
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2023, 4:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Becjohnson00's questions - Tax help for recent immigrant

Hi OP,

I assume you mean that you are living in the USA. What I do with the interest on our UK savings is simply report them on a 1099-INT even though UK banks don’t supply an actual 1099. This...
Jan 18th 2023, 4:07 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,936
Posted By durham_lad

Re: moving back from USA to UK - any regrets?

Great response and I feel the same way. We felt the same way when we moved to Scotland, and then later back to England and onto Texas 18 months later, then Louisiana, then Texas and 6 years ago back...
Jan 16th 2023, 9:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

On the HMRC taxes question, if you haven't done so already it will be well worth setting up your account on the HMRC gov website where you can see your taxes, NI contributions etc. Certainly not a...
Forum: USA
Jan 13th 2023, 1:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Transfer of money

Let us know how you get on as it is always useful to cite success stories for folks in a similar position. I have done it in the USA and have pension money paid into my Wise account with a US style...
Forum: USA
Jan 13th 2023, 11:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Transfer of money

+1
I use Wise very often.

If the op does not have a UK bank account he can open a Wise account denominated in GBP with UK bank sort code and account number, have the money paid into there and...
Jan 11th 2023, 8:28 am
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By durham_lad

Re: One way travel insurance NZ to UK with multiple stops.

We have used them once, but since we didn’t have any claims on our 4 week trip can’t say how easy they are to get money out of if needed.
Jan 10th 2023, 2:30 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,936
Posted By durham_lad

Re: moving back from USA to UK - any regrets?

Sorry to hear that it has not worked out as you planned and hoped.

All the best for to you for your move back.
Jan 10th 2023, 8:49 am
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Alcohol import to UK (shipped)

I would think that “shipping by yourself” means that alcohol is not exempt as part of a ToR shipment. You would have to either carry them or ship them as a separate package using FedEx, DHL or...
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2023, 12:52 pm
Jan 7th 2023, 8:03 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By durham_lad

Re: Things that are easier when moving back

I agree, and there is no evidence that has been presented here to show that the backlog of the processing of NI applications has not been caught up. Some departments will obviously be more efficient...
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