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Forum: USA
Jan 13th 2012, 4:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Help! Moving quote is megabucks!

For a full 40 ft container with full packing/unpacking door to door service that doesn't sound bad. 2-3 years ago it cost 19k Cdn to ship our stuff back from Alberta in a packed to the seams 40ft...
Dec 20th 2011, 4:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Canada to UK- Summary and Qs

Based upon our experience:

1) Not quite right. Up to five years you pay tax on gains for investments acquired while you were resident in Canada. Over five years you pay tax on the gains during...
Forum: USA
Sep 22nd 2011, 9:36 am
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Car service from Heathrow

Check these guys out. I have used them a number of times, Very reliable and not creepy

http://www.airporttaxis-uk.co.uk
Forum: USA
Sep 5th 2011, 12:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,896
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Car Insurance - NCB

As I understand it you didn't have an insurance policy in the US so you are probably out of luck. Those insurers who will accept an overseas driving claims history require you to have had a policy...
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2011, 6:27 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,669
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Cost Of Living In Calgary Area Canada

Dollar/Pound comparisons are generally pretty meaningless. You need to look at what you would be earning in Calgary vs what you are earning in the UK and then work out your local expenditure.

For...
Forum: USA
Aug 19th 2011, 8:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Alberta tax returns from UK

As soon as you move back to the UK (presumably severing all ties with Canada) you essentially leave the Canadian tax system so they can't claim any more tax from you and vice verse. Sounds easy but...
Aug 16th 2011, 3:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,990
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Using no claims bonus UK

And from my experience although it was for a reasonably high performance car, the brokers were not as good as I would have hoped. The best that any came up with was a reasonable introductory discount...
Forum: Canada
Aug 16th 2011, 12:13 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,524
Posted By Posidrive

Re: manual or auto

At least where we were in Calgary, manuals appeared to be a bit of a rarity. They are also a bit of a pig to sell as we found out when we came back home.
Aug 16th 2011, 10:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,990
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Using no claims bonus UK

It might be worthwhile contacting Admiral (forget the online system). They seem to be aggressively chasing business from people with a claims free driving reciord at the moment.

They were happy to...
Aug 3rd 2011, 5:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Tax free allowance for moving costs

The basic ideas of what the UK government will allow is given here:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/guidance/relocation.htm

Once you exceed these allowance you will start to pay tax at your marginal...
Aug 2nd 2011, 7:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Tax free allowance for moving costs

The first thing that you need to be aware of is that as far as I am aware this is not a tax free amount that you can add to your personal allowance, it is the amount that your employer in the UK can...
Jul 25th 2011, 12:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Subaru Legacy/Outback

It was a great car for the snow. If you are thinking of getting a 2nd hand one, avoid 2002 models. They have head gasket probelms as I found out when I came to sell mine when we left.
Jul 20th 2011, 11:30 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By Posidrive

Re: What are these costs

These costs sound in line with some that I posted over a year ago when we shipped our GSD back from Calgary. If you have a largish dog I don't think that doing it youself is going to be much cheaper...
Jul 5th 2011, 3:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Permanent residents vacationing in Mexico

We went on holiday to Mexcio when we were on a TWP and didn't need a visa, just British passports.
Jul 5th 2011, 8:56 am
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Posidrive

Re: are exchange gains taxable?

You are probably right. My comment that now is not a good time to sell is purely from the perspective of give the tax man as little as possible. Depending upon your personal circumstances you could...
Jul 4th 2011, 8:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Posidrive

Re: are exchange gains taxable?

If you are UK resident for tax purposes then as far as I understand it you would only be taxed on the gain between the day you sold the property and recieved the funds and the day that you...
Forum: Canada
Jun 29th 2011, 7:21 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,808
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Speaking of Curry: Calgary?

Is the Mehtab still open? Two Indian restaurants in Cochrane would be the final proof that it is Little Britain.
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2011, 3:30 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Registering for Alberta Health

As I recall, just walk into one of their offices and they will set it up for you and give you a card there and then. You are covered from the day that you land.
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2011, 10:28 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,900
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Getting Asthma medication while on TWP

Could for example be 10% tax on UK dividends that is deducted before you receive tham and can't be reclaimed even if you are non tax resident.
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2011, 10:25 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,900
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Getting Asthma medication while on TWP

I'm pretty sue that the Canadians will classify you as resident for tax purposes so you will pay Canadian tax on worldwide income while you are there. There is a tax treaty that should prevent double...
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2011, 10:18 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,900
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Getting Asthma medication while on TWP

You may be lucky. My Asthma problems essentially disappeared living in Calgary although the air is very, very dry.
Jun 14th 2011, 7:24 am
Replies: 17
Views: 10,989
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Pet Passport

If you live in Calgary, contact Boomerang they may be able to check all your paperwork for a fee. We used Boomerang to transport out dog back to the UK and it all went completely smoothly and...
Jun 9th 2011, 6:58 am
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Canadian lamps

You can probably get screw fitting bulbs that will fit the bulb holder but it's becoming almost impossible to find the old style bulbs any more. The new energy saving bulbs tend to be bulkier so...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2011, 9:22 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,483
Posted By Posidrive

Re: Vet fees

We lived in Calagry, but I very much doubt if vetinary costs differ much elsewhere.

Our two dogs were relatively elderly in insurance terms (7 and 8 years old and German Shepherds), so we got...
Jun 6th 2011, 7:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By Posidrive

Re: TWp at POE

Too True. Try and avoid a queue with an officer that looks like he's possibly new to the job. They may very well not fully understand the regulations (my experience) or feel that they have a point to...
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