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Mar 7th 2016, 11:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By windsong

Re: FBAR

I asked him how he reported my UK pension on the return and he said he put it on line 16a of page one of the 1040. He told me no special form is required unless I was taking a foreign tax credit.
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Mar 7th 2016, 11:06 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By windsong

Re: FBAR

Thank you, Formula! I am glad, too. Things are beginning to look up.
Mar 7th 2016, 11:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By windsong

Re: Getting US Social Security

How long does it take to begin to receive it, though, from the time of applying?
Mar 3rd 2016, 1:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By windsong

Re: returning to the UK from the US to retire after 36 years

Now I am confused. Nun says above that the US pension administrator will withhold tax on social security.

By the way, I receive a US private pension and it is not taxed in the US.
Mar 3rd 2016, 12:33 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By windsong

Re: returning to the UK from the US to retire after 36 years

So you have to pay BOTH US and UK tax on US social security even though you eventually get a US REFUND?
Mar 3rd 2016, 11:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By windsong

Getting US Social Security

Just as a matter of interest, how long does it take after applying to actually receive US social security?
Feb 28th 2016, 11:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By windsong

Re: FBAR

Vadio, thanks for replying in detail.

I returned in July 2015. I collect a small UK state pension and a small US company pension. Both of these were reported to my US accountant for prep of 2015...
Feb 27th 2016, 5:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By windsong

FBAR

I am really panicking. The US accountant has decided all of a sudden he doesn't want to deal with expats/understand tax treaties, etc. That leaves me without a US accountant.

He has, however,...
Feb 18th 2016, 8:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By windsong

Re: Process for rental approval

Rental approved! Woo Hoo!!
Feb 17th 2016, 9:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By windsong

Re: Process for rental approval

Thanks, everyone. It's a stressful wait!
Feb 15th 2016, 9:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By windsong

Process for rental approval

I am going through the reference approval process for renting a home in a different area of the U.K. I am a bit confused as to how the process works.

The application reference form requests three...
Jan 27th 2016, 12:16 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By windsong

Re: Sending a cat back to the UK

It might not be much help but I flew two smallish dogs from the USA to the UK. I was really surprised at the price. It cost no more than about 2000 U.S. Dollars and that included landing fees. I did...
Jan 26th 2016, 11:48 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,766
Posted By windsong

Re: Came home and renounced US citizenship - "Final" tax return sanity check.

IMHO, I would never get citizenship. If you decide to go to another country the IRS follows you around forever to claim their tax on income earned elsewhere. I had to become a citizen because of my...
Jan 26th 2016, 11:46 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,766
Posted By windsong

Re: Came home and renounced US citizenship - "Final" tax return sanity check.

Good for you in renouncing your citizenship. I will be doing the same but at the moment I am in the dark as to what steps to take to get it done and what requirements I have to meet. Can you tell me...
Jan 26th 2016, 11:05 am
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By windsong

Car Rentals

I will soon need to rent a car in Scotland but someone told me costs are horrendous although they weren't too sure. I will probably need one for two days. What are the best companies to use and what...
Jan 26th 2016, 11:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By windsong

Estate Agents, Private Landlords etc.

I am considering moving to Scotland soon and am a bit in the dark about how to go about finding a house or apartment to rent. I was fortunate to find my current home through a friend so I didn't have...
Jan 18th 2016, 9:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,902
Posted By windsong

Re: Accommodation and rentals

I was in a fortunate situation. I managed to find this flat through a friend of a friend and communication was by email. It is actually a sublet but in March it becomes a direct let with the landlord...
Jan 7th 2016, 7:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By windsong

Re: Acquiring UPS Mailbox in USA from UK

I understand now. Nearest Mailboxes etc. office to me is way in the city centre unfortunately.

In the meantime I found out that my bank manager can notarise whatever documents UPS mailbox needs...
Jan 7th 2016, 7:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By windsong

Re: Acquiring UPS Mailbox in USA from UK

The thing is I don't want the mail coming all the way here only to have to put it in an envelope and send to accountant over there.
Jan 7th 2016, 6:57 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By windsong

Acquiring UPS Mailbox in USA from UK

I'm trying to get a UPS mailbox in the USA to receive tax documents and have them automatically forwarded to my accountant in the USA. This is proving a bit difficult because apparently the UPS...
Dec 20th 2015, 12:55 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By windsong

Re: Methods of paying taxes

Ah ha! Credit - or debit card - didn't occur to me.just have to find out how to do this. Thanks so much.
Dec 19th 2015, 7:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By windsong

Methods of paying taxes

I have some state taxes I need to pay in the U.S. What are the options for getting them paid? I was hoping I could buy something through the post office such as an international money order in...
Nov 19th 2015, 6:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By windsong

Re: UK/USA Taxes etc.

And then there's FBAR and FATCA. Not quite sure what they are but I believe FBAR is a U.S./IRS form that asks for details of all bank accounts in which there has been more than 10,000 dollars in it...
Nov 19th 2015, 5:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By windsong

Re: Moving and Rent Deposit

Thanks. My deposit for my current lease is indeed in one of those schemes. I also get the 25% council tax deduction as a single person living here.

I was just wondering if next time I move (first...
Nov 19th 2015, 4:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By windsong

Re: UK/USA Taxes etc.

Thanks, Pulaski and Nun.

I didn't know about the self assessment so I need to do that.

I read somewhere that you don't have to file a return if you earned less than £2500 in the year. I ...
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