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Nov 9th 2020, 2:42 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By carlrush

Re: UK inheritance/Property in Trust

Thanks so much for the advice. It seems like our strategy is sound but it will take some legal cost and extra tax admin to do it.
Forum: Meet-ups
Nov 8th 2020, 8:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,760
Posted By carlrush

Re: Any Brits out there in North Idaho / Spokane WA area?

I’m down in Boise but I don’t think everyone realizes it’s a good 8 hours from here to N Idaho!

There are a few Brits living here but I’ve found that it’s such a friendly place it’s been easy to...
Nov 8th 2020, 5:08 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By carlrush

UK inheritance/Property in Trust

Hi all,

It’s been a few years since I’ve been on here but I haven’t forgotten the invaluable advice and support I got from Pulaski & co. Last year I became a US citizen and life is good!

My...
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2018, 4:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By carlrush

Re: Money Transfer UK to US

Another + for Transferwise from me.

Since I didn't need all my cash when I first arrived in the US, I took the advice from folks here and transferred some each month. It helped me feel a bit...
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2018, 5:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By carlrush

Re: Moving to the US. Did you guys cargo your items? if yes what company did you use?

We used GB Liners and they were great. This was 2 years ago and they came to the UK house, boxed everything up, did all the paper work (customs forms etc) and delivered to our final address in the...
Forum: USA
Jun 6th 2018, 8:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By carlrush

Re: Useful qualifications for jobs

Nice :thumbup:

Sounds like you're in good shape and getting your options thought through well before you move.

Good luck with it all!
Forum: USA
Jun 6th 2018, 8:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By carlrush

Re: Useful qualifications for jobs

You're welcome :thumbsup: Just playing it forward as this forum was invaluable to me for my move.

No one has mentioned it yet but you should make sure the "relatively small amount of money" you're...
Forum: USA
Jun 6th 2018, 6:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By carlrush

Re: Useful qualifications for jobs

I work for a large food manufacturer that sells to Wholesale and QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) across the US. A few thoughts that might help you;

Sales in the food sector won't require a degree...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2018, 5:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By carlrush

Re: National Insurance Contributions Contact.

You're right, I should have clarified Class 2 contributions are being scrapped. I didn't think they've confirmed what the new rates will be and who may qualify to pay them.

Since it's an attempt...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2018, 4:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By carlrush

Re: National Insurance Contributions Contact.

It may have been a one-off so don't get too excited! lol

I'm sure there's more about voluntary NIC on the forum somewhere but basically, it was due to be scrapped this year and has been postponed...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2018, 4:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By carlrush

Re: National Insurance Contributions Contact.

Hi Andy,

It depends if you're planning on a temp or permanent move. If you want to be in the US long term then you pay Social Security but shouldn't have pay National Insurance. This is a good...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2018, 3:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By carlrush

Re: Finance Professionals - NYC, help please

Hi Rob,

I'm a CIPFA qualified accountant and had nearly 20 years experience when I moved to the US in 2016. Apart from location, the main difference to your circumstance is my time had mostly been...
Aug 8th 2016, 1:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By carlrush

Re: DS-260 - wow, that's a lot of addresses

I had to guess the timing of some of mine. In my mid-90s student days I lived in 7 houses in 3 years (3 X term time, 3 X stayed behind in the summer, 1 X kicked out!). Google Earth helped jog the...
Forum: USA
Aug 8th 2016, 1:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By carlrush

Re: Selling UK property after moving to the US

The liability is based on ownership and not what deeds, mortgage agreements etc might have said when they were signed.

In my case we were both married and my wife was a US citizen when we bought...
Aug 5th 2016, 1:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By carlrush

Re: DS160 declaring speeding convictions

I'm not surprised as speeding tickets are far more common in the US. California has 25million drivers and issues 6 million tickets a year. In the UK it's 30 million drivers and 115,000 speeding...
Aug 5th 2016, 9:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By carlrush

Re: DS160 declaring speeding convictions

I believe the question asked on the form is "have you ever been arrested or convicted for any offense or crime".

You have not been arrested, you have been served a fixed penalty notice. A fixed...
Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2016, 9:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By carlrush

Re: Selling UK property after moving to the US

OP - This assumes there's no US tax payer involved in the property before you move.

If your visa is through marriage then your spouse will have tax liabilities on their half of the property,...
Aug 3rd 2016, 1:41 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,810
Posted By carlrush

Re: iPlayer from September

Exactly right. Everything is watched on laptops or streamed to TV and I don't know anyone under 30 with a TV license.
Aug 3rd 2016, 1:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By carlrush

Re: Spouse Visa Help

You're certainly not alone, it comes up a lot on here. My wife had the same situation with back-dated tax returns and it was more straightforward than we feared to get up-to-date. Take a look at this...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2016, 8:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By carlrush

Re: Leaving proceeds of house sale in the UK for a while...

Thanks, that's really helpful. The ISA allowance is just over £15k a year so for my wife & I that's $40k so not bad. Also, shopped around and found 1.3%.
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2016, 5:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By carlrush

Re: Leaving proceeds of house sale in the UK for a while...

Hi - Like I said, I need some straight away but can wait 9-12 months for the rest. It's a gamble so will probably do it in chunks when (if!) the rate picks up.

I've got a feeling as the US...
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2016, 4:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By carlrush

Re: Leaving proceeds of house sale in the UK for a while...

Thanks MidAtlantic, that's really helpful.

The ISA limit is fairly low, between my wife & I it would only stash $15k-ish but trying to get a decent rate is hard. I haven't looked yet but I'm...
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2016, 2:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By carlrush

Leaving proceeds of house sale in the UK for a while...

Hello helpful people,

I'll soon (:fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed:) have the cash from selling my UK House and will only need some of it to fund our move. The rest ($300k ish) will be kept back to...
Forum: USA
Jul 27th 2016, 1:36 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,747
Posted By carlrush

Re: Pet Relocation UK to USA Reccomendations

Same here. My In-Laws are collecting as our cats are going over before us. You just need to make sure their name is on the form for collection and they bring ID.

I did look in to arranging it all...
Forum: USA
Jul 19th 2016, 2:04 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,886
Posted By carlrush

Re: Relocation from California - where should we live? HELP!

If it wasn't for the politics I'd suggest looking at Boise, ID.

Boise Ranks #6 Best Place to Live: U.S. News & World Report | Grow. Ideas. Here....
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