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Apr 12th 2015, 3:17 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,015
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: It's tick season again!

It's a long shot but we're trying rose geranium oil as a repellent. Lots of info online about it. We'll see how it goes...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2015, 8:23 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By vtcarter6

Standard European travel insurance/healthcare in US for tourists?

My in-laws are coming over for a visit of nearly a month soon and will be using the standard travel insurance provided by their (French) bank. I've asked them to check the fine print, but is there...
Forum: USA
Jan 20th 2015, 10:14 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: HR Block for green card holders?

We are in NC; he traveled to the US on his visa in July, then we went back to the UK for a few months to sell our house, etc. he worked for his UK employer through October and then began working in...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2015, 1:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: HR Block for green card holders?

I've been advised by the local cpas i've talked to here (as well as others on this forum) that our situation is partucularly complicated, since it involves three countries and, for 2014 at...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2015, 12:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By vtcarter6

HR Block for green card holders?

I'm having a hard time finding a local CPA willing to help us with our 2014 taxes, which promise to be pretty complicated and time consuming. Has anyone had any luck with HR Block in preparing...
Forum: USA
Dec 2nd 2014, 9:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Capital gains tax and sale of UK property

Sorry for the confusion. To clarify, I am a USC and husband resident alien. We'll be filing jointly for 2014. So just to recap, this was our primary residence and its sale was completed within a...
Forum: USA
Nov 30th 2014, 7:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By vtcarter6

Capital gains tax and sale of UK property

We've been living in the US for a month and the completion of our house sale in the UK took place about two weeks ago. We're getting ready to transfer the money over. A couple of questions:

--Does...
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2014, 10:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Is it worth keeping a UK life insurance policy?

Is critical illness cover for US life insurance policies pretty competitive with UK cover? I think we were roughly given a figure of something like a 100,000 pound payout if we were diagnosed with...
Forum: USA
Oct 24th 2014, 3:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By vtcarter6

Is it worth keeping a UK life insurance policy?

Our UK policy gives us the option of buying critical illness cover-- if we are diagnosed with one of their listed illnesses, we get a payout. Do US policies offer anything similar?

Are there tax...
Forum: USA
Oct 14th 2014, 8:03 am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,292
Posted By vtcarter6

Used vs new car

Was just reading an older thread where this came up and thought I should post a new topic though I'm sure it's on a subject rehashed many times...but we too have noticed how expensive a used car will...
Forum: USA
Oct 3rd 2014, 10:02 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Few tax questions (NRA, child tax credit etc)

Ah, thanks so much for the thoughtful and detailed reply. I understand we probably need to get a professional with an understanding of international tax issues on board. As always, this forum has...
Forum: USA
Oct 3rd 2014, 7:11 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Few tax questions (NRA, child tax credit etc)

Ok. I've asked the following question on BE a while back and the answer I got (keep accounts and esp pensions where they are) didn't totally make sense to me. Financially I'm clueless, taxwise even...
Forum: USA
Oct 3rd 2014, 12:25 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Few tax questions (NRA, child tax credit etc)

Sorry, what are general guidelines for making UK (or any foreign) account set-up IRS-friendly? We are moving to the US in a month and will have a somewhat complicated financial scenario (my husband...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2014, 1:29 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,518
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Mortgage approval; what to expect?

I'm also curious about Relo's decent rates. Are there any lenders who are more comfortable with those of us who are fresh off the boat? Are bigger banks better to try, or smaller local ones?
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2014, 10:47 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,518
Posted By vtcarter6

Mortgage approval; what to expect?

I've had a look at wikis and searched the forum some, but didn't see info about this specific issue...

I'm a USC who has maintained a couple of credit cards in the US over the past few years. My...
Forum: USA
Aug 29th 2014, 2:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By vtcarter6

Moving a family to US: risks and solutions in our experience

This site has been a massive resource in preparing for our move from the UK to the US. I am a US citizen and my husband, an EU citizen working in the UK, received his IR1 visa back in March. We've...
Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2014, 11:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By vtcarter6

Rental car w/o intl driving permit?

Does anyone know offhand of a major US rental car company that does not require an intl driving permit for foreign visitors? Last minute trip coming up and our local post office doesn't issue them....
Jul 30th 2014, 12:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Reentry visa question

Sorry for that...it's the reentry permit I-131 I mean.
Jul 30th 2014, 12:04 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: Reentry visa question

Great. Thanks. Should have found this myself, as well as the answer to my next question, but this morning I'm especially inept!
Does anyone have any idea how USCIS contacts reentry applicants for...
Jul 30th 2014, 11:29 am
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By vtcarter6

Reentry visa question

Hi--

A question about the reentry visa document. What is it as a physical document? Is it a stand alone card or something put into the passport?
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2014, 1:58 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: MA (outside Boston) cost/quality of living

Are there decent farmers' markets around that are less expenisive than shops? The cost of ac/heating would be a big deal for us, I would guess, especially coming from a terraced house with double...
Forum: USA
Jun 19th 2014, 2:25 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: MA (outside Boston) cost/quality of living

Thanks for this. Where does the cost factor in that I may not be anticipating? So I can imagine house prices and property taxes being off the charts...but is everything that much more expensive (for...
Forum: USA
Jun 19th 2014, 11:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By vtcarter6

MA (outside Boston) cost/quality of living

Looking for some opinions about family life in area around Lexington, MA.

How would cost of living compare to Surrey, UK (where 2.5 bd/1 ba terraced house is around £320,000...but obviously...
May 26th 2014, 3:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By vtcarter6

Re: What to expect at POE

Thanks for this info, it's reassuring.

We don't want to abuse the system and jeopardize our chances of applying for another visa in the future if this move doesn't work out. I guess that's why I...
May 26th 2014, 3:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By vtcarter6

What to expect at POE

My husband is coming over on his CR1 visa in July. I (USC) will have already been in US for 2 weeks.
His visit will be for a few weeks to see family and job hunt. But then we'll all be returning to...
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