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Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2010, 6:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,634
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: US Federal Taxation and State Taxation of Pension from former UK employer

I expect that the way the taxes are being done is by taking the foreign tax credit with form 1116. There is a worksheet to go along with this to figure out how much of the foreign tax paid you can...
Forum: USA
Dec 14th 2009, 2:57 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,969
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Is a 401k worthwhile if you're only staying a couple of years?

In your situation I would first find out if you get an employer match and if so what the conditions are. Do you need to contribute anything to get a match and if so how does the match work? Also find...
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2009, 10:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,180
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: J1 Visa for the USA - Do i still pay UK tax?

If you are paid through MIT then they will be working with IRS laws. You can use US-UK tax treaty article 20A to be exempt from US tax (and the Inland Revenue classify you as non-resident during this...
Dec 7th 2009, 2:26 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,458
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: two year home residency waiver for j1 visa holder

Have you double checked that the 2 year home residency applies to your J1? There was no 2 year home residency requirement attached to my J1.
Forum: USA
Dec 3rd 2009, 6:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,180
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: J1 Visa for the USA - Do i still pay UK tax?

The tax treaty will allow you to not pay any tax on your US source income to the US and the UK will regard this as US source income that is not subject to tax. You will still need to pay tax in the...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2009, 4:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 7,801
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Paying back taxes (J1, UK tax treaty 20A)

"He said that provided that I leave the US and return under a different visa I have fulfilled my tax treaty exemption conditions and will not have to pay backtaxes. He said the return to the UK could...
Forum: USA
Oct 14th 2009, 3:27 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 5,632
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: British wife moving to US, has an unsecured loan

I'm also a little disturbed by the frequency with which this type of question is cropping up on here.

If one borrows money one has an obligation to pay it back. The OP asked what should be done...
Forum: USA
Sep 29th 2009, 2:43 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Moneysaving expert

www.fatwallet.com and slickdeals.net are probably your best bet.
Forum: USA
Sep 28th 2009, 2:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: How to Invest UK Funds

If you have over 50000 GBP I think that a HSBC Premier account is a good way to go. You can have an account in the US and UK and transfer money at the prevailing rate between $ and GBP. For GBP they...
Sep 15th 2009, 4:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 15,572
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Match of the Day - BBC - can I get this in the US?

Have a kind friend or relative set up a slingbox that you can access from the USA.
Forum: USA
Sep 9th 2009, 7:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Investing with HSBC in US

If you are US resident then having mutual funds in the UK can be a gigantic pain in the behind. If you're just getting interest from UK bank accounts then you should be getting gross interest and...
May 20th 2009, 3:00 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By SamuearlJackson

What happens to old I94 after green card arrives?

Just a quick question - I have a green card now but last entered the USA on my H1B visa (that expired on April 30th) before I got the green card. Do I just hand in my old I-94 when exiting the...
Forum: USA
May 20th 2009, 2:42 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Which bank to use...

I'm a fan of the Fidelity mysmartcash account. Good bill pay features, no ATM charges anywhere and you can use it to hold Fidelity funds if you want to (but we only use it for the core cash account...
Forum: USA
May 15th 2009, 6:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Any way to apply for SSN# prior to entry?

It looks like you need 50000GBP in the UK or $100000 in the USA to avoid any monthly charges for HSBC Premier from their websites. Is this not right?

Cheers,
Sam
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2009, 3:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,647
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Transfer US Social Security Payments to UK

I guess we should mention that people can still be making NI contributions from abroad (normally at a very cheap rate) and so can still be building up their UK state pension whilst in the US....
Forum: USA
Feb 16th 2009, 1:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Help wanted :)

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Pulaski's_Ways:_How_to_Live_and_Work_in_the_USA

The only reason attitude is being shown is because you haven't read the stickies and lots of people make posts about...
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2009, 7:28 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Just graduated, what do I need to do now to live and work in the US

If not the wedding ring then a PhD program maybe? All the decent ones I know pay for tuition and give a stipend that you can live off. Your UK student loans only need to be repaid if you owe more...
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2009, 7:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: J1 2 year tax waiver coming to an end. What to do?

Hi caleyjag,

You could talk to someone from the IRS in general terms about your situation - you do not need to give your name, address etc...

I think this issue depends on what the IRS...
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2009, 4:39 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,834
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Building Credit History

Also, try establishing a bank account at a local credit union and getting an unsecured credit card from them. They can be more helpful/understanding than the big banks.

An unsecured is the best...
Forum: USA
Nov 14th 2008, 1:30 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,158
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: MARTIN'S MONEYSAVING TIPS EQUIV' IN USA??

I second fatwallet.com for their hot deals and finance forums.

For investment advice you cannot beat the bogleheads forum:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum
Forum: USA
Nov 6th 2008, 7:56 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,895
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Maybe moving to Houston...

My recommendation for the nicest area to live would be the area surrounding Rice University in West University Place:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_University_Place

Going a number of blocks...
Forum: USA
Oct 23rd 2008, 6:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Just arrived in Pittsburgh

We live in Pittsburgh and have a 3 month old too. Ask away :)
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2008, 6:23 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: Traveling on 2 Valid Passports? Quick Assistance Needed.

Wouldn't you also be questioned if you showed them the UK passport and did not have a return flight to the UK booked? I know when I've gone through with my UK passport then they always look for my...
Forum: USA
Oct 15th 2008, 5:29 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,779
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: J1 visa - not alowed to be tax exempt

If one isn't subject to wage withholding then how can one fill in a W-4 and have wages withheld? Herein lies the problem with this approach I think, although one may get lucky and have an employer...
Forum: USA
Oct 15th 2008, 1:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,779
Posted By SamuearlJackson

Re: J1 visa - not alowed to be tax exempt

Okay, this was worthy of being investigated further. Here's what the IRS say:
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=106274,00.html

"A nonresident alien subject to wage...
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