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Feb 28th 2020, 2:40 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6,483
Posted By drhewitt

Re: The Start of My Journey Home

I want to keep paying into the US social security system. They pay a lot more than the UK pension which I can just keep making voluntary NICs.

You can't make voluntary payments into the US social...
Feb 26th 2020, 5:55 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6,483
Posted By drhewitt

Re: The Start of My Journey Home

Very interesting read!!! I also live in New Jersey and might be in that situation in a few short years once my kids have graduated. I'm also separated.

I'm stuck between leaving and not leaving....
Feb 18th 2020, 8:58 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,255
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Moving Back for the 2nd Time From USA to UK

Hi, just read your posts and it echos my thoughts. I just noticed you're the same age as me.


"I sometimes walk around at the weekends and say to myself Why am I still here? What the f**k am I...
Forum: USA
Sep 7th 2018, 8:35 am
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

Looks like they’re going to scrap the plan to remove Class 2 NICs.
...
Forum: USA
Nov 13th 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: USA
May 9th 2017, 12:29 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

I was under the impression that Class 2 NICs came with additional benefits such as jobseekers allowance while Class 3 simply built up the basic state pension.

...
Forum: USA
May 5th 2017, 11:58 am
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

If we have to pay more for Class 3 we will lose the benefits associated with Class 2 NICs.
Forum: USA
May 5th 2017, 11:54 am
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

I wrote to HMRC and this was their reply....


Thank you for contacting HMRC Residency.

The Government is currently proposing to abolish Class 2 NICs for self employed people from April 2018....
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 3:44 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

I think this is just reversing Hammond's NIC increase and has nothing to do with abolishing Class 2 NIC
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 3:43 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

I paid a lump sum of six years for Class 2 but I can't make payments for tax years 2001-2005. I don't see why they can't allow it. What is the reasoning behind the 6 year lookback?
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 3:42 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 101,553
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

I just got my 2017/2018 NIC statement.

I pay Class 2 NICs. They've gone up by a few pence each week.

There was nothing on the form indicating Class 2 would be abolished next April.
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2013, 11:56 am
Replies: 8
Views: 4,532
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Can you deduct voluntary NIC contributions from your US income tax return?

Thanks for the tips.

I recently made a payment of £625 for tax year 2010. I wanted to know if I could deduct this from my 1040 tax return.

It seems that voluntary payments to the state pension...
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2013, 3:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,532
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Can you deduct voluntary NIC contributions from your US income tax return?

http://www.britishamericantax.com/Tax_Issues.html

One limited circumstance allowed to US citizens and residents under the new US/UK treaty is the right to have contributions to a UK pension plan...
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2013, 3:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,532
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Can you deduct voluntary NIC contributions from your US income tax return?

I found this info...


http://www.amcham.ch/events/content/downloads10/111010_PensionIssues_US%20Aspects_DHart.pdf


Pension Contributions – to Non US Qualified Plans –
Generally NOT...
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2013, 3:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,532
Posted By drhewitt

Can you deduct voluntary NIC contributions from your US income tax return?

Hi,

I have recently begun making voluntary National Insurance Contributions to the UK state pension. I live in the United States.

My question is this. Under the tax treaty, it looks as if one...
Replies: 1,381
Views: 237,827
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

All this rubbish about "tax payer burdens"

You're already burdened for life with Whitehall's debt, huge bonuses to senior civil servants, IT equipment that was never implemented, the illegal war...
Replies: 1,381
Views: 237,827
Posted By drhewitt

Exclamation British citizen living abroad? Non-EEA spouse? This may affect you!

I posted this on the UK Yankee forum but felt it should be posted here.


May take effect this June
...
Oct 5th 2011, 1:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,493
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Moving back to the UK-How much money do you think I need?

Seriously, anyone thinking of moving to the UK needs cold, hard cash, having a few hundred quid in the bank is not going to cut it and if you have no job as well your case will be pretty much dead on...
Oct 5th 2011, 1:00 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,493
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Moving back to the UK-How much money do you think I need?

If you have a job they will require 3 months of bank statements.
Oct 5th 2011, 12:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,493
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Moving back to the UK-How much money do you think I need?

This is a post I made recently on this forum...


OK, I called someone at Marriagevisahelp.com and they told me, based on my savings, that we should be OK even if I do not have a job to go to.
...
Oct 5th 2011, 12:42 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,493
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Moving back to the UK-How much money do you think I need?

I recently called an immigration agency, can't recall the name, and they said that if I didn't have a job lined up, then $25-35,000 would suffice. This is for a family of four. Of course, I would...
Sep 28th 2011, 1:08 am
Replies: 80
Views: 11,778
Posted By drhewitt

Re: How do I convince my American wife to move to England?

What's done is done. The problem is how to figure out the best move.

Joe, I don't have any good suggestions, other than sorting out your immigration status first and saving some money. How old are...
Sep 15th 2011, 3:25 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 78,451
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Can someone explain requirement to have 27 months of living expenses re: spouse v

OK, I get you, but let's say I move to the UK and get laid off and claim unemployment benefit, do I fill in the form and not include my wife and kids and call myself a family of one? Wouldn't this be...
Sep 15th 2011, 3:18 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 78,451
Posted By drhewitt

Re: Can someone explain requirement to have 27 months of living expenses re: spouse v

OK, I called someone at Marriagevisahelp.com and they told me, based on my savings, that we should be OK even if I do not have a job to go to.

The rep said that she has had individual clients who...
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