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Posted By Janelle

How Long for ILR to be Approved?

Has anyone any recent experience of how long it is taking to get ILR approved these days? My husband sent his off a month ago and we've heard nothing since the acknowledgement of receipt. The letter...
Sep 4th 2018, 4:42 am
Replies: 10
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Posted By Janelle

Re: Things to do before moving back to the UK

Just be aware that if you want to rent, you will have to pay 6 months rent in advance if you have no credit history in the UK.
Jun 27th 2018, 5:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Janelle

Re: Best money transfer and UK credit card

When we returned to UK 5 years ago, I added my husband (USC, never lived in UK) to a Halifax account that I had kept all the years I was living in the US. They gave us debit cards, but "the computer...
Apr 22nd 2017, 10:39 am
Replies: 6
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Posted By Janelle

Re: Turbo Tax

TurboTax online asks you to pay after you have entered all your information. Only then can you see the pages of the return and file it electronically. So if they don't offer you a method to pay...
Apr 13th 2017, 12:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By Janelle

Turbo Tax

I'm so annoyed. I started the process of doing my US taxes with Turbo Tax. Clicked on the button that says foreign address, spent ages typing in all the info, get to the end ready to file and Turbo...
Nov 8th 2016, 5:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Janelle

Re: Changes to xe.com

I feel Xe has lost my confidence too. For the aggravation they caused me last week, I never want to hear their name again.
Nov 5th 2016, 6:06 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Janelle

Changes to xe.com

We've been using xe.com to transfer monthly living expenses from the US ever since we came back to UK three years ago. They were excellent - prompt and efficient, never made a mistake, and if you...
Sep 18th 2015, 5:37 am
Replies: 26
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Posted By Janelle

Re: Renting for life?

We have no children to pass on a property to, so I am quite happy to rent. We have owned houses in the past, in the US, and have been stuck with an upside down property in FL since 2008. I think we...
Aug 15th 2015, 5:00 am
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Views: 3,841
Posted By Janelle

Re: Hello HMRC ... anyone there?

Yes the whole taxes issue makes you feel like you're losing your mind, but I can't thank the members who share information enough for helping to ease my mind and steer me in the right direction.
Aug 14th 2015, 2:59 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By Janelle

Re: Allocating US tax paid on UK tax form

Hi Nun, care to elaborate on your statement about foreign dividends being more complicated and needing special treatment on UK tax return. We have Ordinary Dividend and Qualifying Dividends on our...
Aug 13th 2015, 6:13 am
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Posted By Janelle

Re: Allocating US tax paid on UK tax form

Thank you again, everyone who contributed. I am starting to feel a lot better about understanding what I need to do - the mist is clearing - still lots of reading to do.

I can't tell you all how...
Aug 13th 2015, 6:01 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,841
Posted By Janelle

Re: Hello HMRC ... anyone there?

I have phoned HMRC twice and had prompt answers on this number 44 161 931 9070. It is supposed to be used by callers who are overseas, however I used my US based Skype account while sitting here in...
Aug 12th 2015, 8:50 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By Janelle

Re: Allocating US tax paid on UK tax form

Thank you Nun, your assumptions are correct. My husband is retired from USMC, so only his military pension from the US, no SS yet for either of us.

I am going to file a UK SA and let HMRC work...
Aug 10th 2015, 7:21 am
Replies: 18
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Posted By Janelle

Re: Allocating US tax paid on UK tax form

Background info: we are UK residents, US citizens, we file MFJ, we have pension, interest, dividend, rental (although it makes a loss) and CG (less than the UK allowance) income all from the US.
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Aug 8th 2015, 7:56 am
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Posted By Janelle

Re: Allocating US tax paid on UK tax form

Thanks for your responses. I was looking at UK tax form SA106 Foreign income. On page 2 it asks you to list income from foreign sources, interest, dividend, etc. Column C asks for the foreign tax...
Aug 5th 2015, 9:35 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By Janelle

Allocating US tax paid on UK tax form

Can anyone give any advice on how to allocate the US tax paid (Line 63 on Form 1040) among different types of income when you filling the UK tax forms?

For a pension, it tells you on the 1099-R...
Feb 25th 2015, 5:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Janelle

Re: The cost of Veterinary care

Our vet charges about £30 for an examination, then the cost of drugs on top of that. If you need a follow up appointment, sometimes they charge £25, other times they have done it no charge.
Nov 25th 2014, 6:45 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,321
Posted By Janelle

Re: Thanksgiving!!

We are in County Durham, having a Thanksgiving party on Saturday night for 12 people. My husband is the USC, but I enjoy a turkey dinner too. We have invited friends who have not experienced this...
Oct 15th 2014, 5:04 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Janelle

Re: Will the UK ever run a US credit check?

Holly's comment is not our experience. We moved to Co. Durham and still had to put down 6 months rent plus security deposit in advance.
Oct 10th 2014, 5:20 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,396
Posted By Janelle

Re: building up credit rating

My impression is that things such as no claims, credit histories, bank accounts, etc all transfer from Canada and Oz a little more easily than they do from the US. OP is moving from the US to UK.
Oct 9th 2014, 5:43 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,396
Posted By Janelle

Re: building up credit rating

After reading comments on BE about the difficulty of transferring no claims to UK insurers I did not even bother getting quotes from UK insurers.

USAA is a special organisation; if you are...
Oct 8th 2014, 6:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Janelle

Re: Will the UK ever run a US credit check?

lol!

We came to England with one cat, and found that the majority of landlords do not want pets. Also, we needed 6 months rent paid in advance, as well as deposit because we have no credit...
Oct 8th 2014, 6:19 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,396
Posted By Janelle

Re: building up credit rating

Sineface, you mentioned you bank with USAA, do you know that you can get car insurance in the UK through USAA? With USAA you keep your driving record, whereas if you start afresh with a UK insurance...
Oct 1st 2014, 7:14 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,748
Posted By Janelle

Re: Currency Exchange Problem

I use xe.com regularly. I started using it while we were still living in the US, and when we moved to England I tried to change my address. I recall something on their website that you cannot...
Jun 27th 2014, 6:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Janelle

Re: Transporting Dog through Europe

Hi Rosegirl,
The train from Brussels airport to Bruge was about £20, no charge for pets. We did not book ahead. Trains are frequent, but we did have to change trains in Brussels. Maybe there are...
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