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Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2022, 7:35 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By imacd

Re: How long do you need to pay Class II NI contributions for?

If you have 21 years already, as I stated earlier, I would only buy 9 more years pre 2016, as buying more will almost certainly not help you at all. Then as you say above, go ahead and buy 5 more...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2022, 3:15 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By imacd

Re: How long do you need to pay Class II NI contributions for?

Not quite, I am pretty sure that the pre 2016 years will only count towards the old full basic state pension of 30 qualifying years. More than 30 years pre 2016 will not necessarily benefit...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2022, 2:15 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By imacd

Re: How long do you need to pay Class II NI contributions for?

That is great news that they are allowing you to buy up to 15 years, especially at the NI class 2 rate.

I would send them a cheque but specify which years and how much for each of those years...
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2022, 10:11 pm
Replies: 1,767
Views: 477,371
Posted By imacd

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I had a full pension of 30 years under the old basic state pension rules, but when the new state pension rules were introduced I needed 5 more years. However, I was told that it would not help me to...
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2022, 5:55 pm
Replies: 1,767
Views: 477,371
Posted By imacd

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Men born before 6 April 1951 can claim the older Basic State pension. Those born after 6 April 1951 apply for the New State Pension, of which Snagglepuss will only have a maximum of 30 years allowed,...
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2022, 4:26 pm
Replies: 1,767
Views: 477,371
Posted By imacd

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I agree totally with Giantaxe's evaluation of your situation. One other possibility for you to consider;

Hopefully from your 33 years of employment in the UK, you will have will have 30 years...
Forum: USA
Feb 14th 2022, 8:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By imacd

Re: Passport photos for UK passport renewal in the USA

Update: Passport has arrived! Printed and then on it's way last Thursday 0th Feb, arrived by DHL today Monday 14th Feb, much quicker than the 2-3 weeks their email said it would be. So that was 3...
Forum: USA
Feb 14th 2022, 12:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By imacd

Re: Passport photos for UK passport renewal in the USA

You make your online application, they give you code, tell you what needs to be sent in to them, in my case ; my old passport and color copies of all pages from my US passport. It took exactly 2...
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2022, 6:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By imacd

Re: Passport photos for UK passport renewal in the USA

I just completed my online passport application this week. My first uploaded photo passed the initial inspection, but a couple of days later I received an email saying that it was too dark. No...
Forum: USA
Jan 28th 2022, 7:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,457
Posted By imacd

Re: Being taxed on UK State pension

Thanks for your reply.
So how ling before you are eligible for the UK State pension, can you send in the Form US Individual 2002 (the one the HRMC issues) and Form 8802 (the one the IRS issues) to...
Forum: USA
Jan 28th 2022, 2:32 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,457
Posted By imacd

Re: Being taxed on UK State pension

I am sorry you had to go through all of this. It is sad when not only you follow the procedure that they set up and the system fails you, but then you have to clean up their mess! It seems to me that...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2022, 2:43 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By imacd

Re: USA vs Australia

Maybe, I do not know. If you try to enter the US legally on say a visitors visa and they suspect you of working or getting married once emitted, then without proof or even explanation, is it not the...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2022, 1:46 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By imacd

Re: USA vs Australia

I do not know and hence my question. Does it not appear that in Australia, you have the right to appeal in front of a judge, rather than just be booted out?
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2022, 1:27 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By imacd

USA vs Australia

Not really interested in getting into whether or not Djokovic should be allowed to enter Australia without being vaccinated, but more about comparing the immigration policies of the two countries.
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Forum: USA
Dec 14th 2021, 12:26 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 16,845
Posted By imacd

Re: US health insurance

I have had health insurance through working at a public high school for over 25 years now. Not at all a fan of the US health system, which is health insurance, not health care. What is truly sad, is...
Nov 11th 2021, 11:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By imacd

Re: Citizenship App Travel Advice Needed

Another possibility, you could consider attending your N400 citizenship interview and then if you pass request a Oath ceremony after you have returned to the US. If I remember correctly, I was asked...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2021, 2:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By imacd

Re: Moving to USA with PGCE

Hi, as mentioned above, your primary focus at this point needs to be how you intend to get into the USA, and the timescale associated with this process.

I have no doubt that your degree and PGCE...
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2021, 9:57 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By imacd

Re: PGCE UK to USA (for American expat)

Hi, I was a UK citizen with a BSc, PGCE and 12 years of teaching experience when I moved to Utah in 1996. The PGCE helped a little, in that I only had to take two more educational courses during my...
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2021, 3:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By imacd

Re: IGCSE Credit Transfer to US High School DP

You first need to find out from your school Counselor which courses from Grade 9 are required for graduation in your state. Grade 9 math, english, physical science etc, as well as health science, US...
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2021, 9:47 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By imacd

Re: Medical/Health Insurance

I would recommend you visit the Govt Medicare website and look around there for a while. I know they have an "Eligibility & Premium calculator" which may prove particularly useful.

If I recall...
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2020, 11:07 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By imacd

Re: Question on USA/UK tax treaty

Yes, I understand the purpose of the tax treaty, I guess I was just lamenting the financial decision of becoming a US citizen, compared to remaining a legal resident. Overall though, I am still glad...
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2020, 7:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By imacd

Re: Question on USA/UK tax treaty

I can't remember exactly what paperwork I filled out at the time, but no UK tax is taken out at source by the TPS. Now I am a citizen, I pay quarterly estimated IRS tax payments on my UK TPS pension....
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2020, 7:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By imacd

Re: Question on USA/UK tax treaty

Thanks for your reply Lansbury and confirming that I have to pay tax on the whole year. I could not find the relevant information in the tax treaty itself, although I am sure it is there somewhere....
Forum: USA
Jul 18th 2020, 12:00 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By imacd

Question Question on USA/UK tax treaty

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for anyone who may have some expertise in the USA/UK tax treaty. Last year, my status changed from being a legal resident to becoming a US citizen. I have a UK Government...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2017, 11:41 am
Replies: 112
Views: 56,036
Posted By imacd

Re: UK Pensions related to UK/US Tax Treaty

Hi MidAtlantic,

I get the whole you can not rely on it, but at least by getting something from the IRS suggesting an informed opinion, one is much less likely to be hit with penalties for not...
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