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Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2015, 4:53 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jscl

Re: Where to buy decent bread in Bay Area?

Safeway's French baguettes are pretty good, make sure you buy the French one not the other options that are packaged very similarly.
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2015, 4:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Jscl

Re: Filing taxes

Yes but it's important OP is aware the de minimus includes income from all sources, not just US sources, as they are a US citizen.
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2015, 6:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Jscl

Re: Filing taxes

I believe they can ask for the last five years of tax returns in the citizenship interview, so yes, you want to file.

Remember also that as a US citizen you are taxed on WORLDWIDE income, not just...
Forum: USA
Dec 28th 2014, 7:13 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,952
Posted By Jscl

Re: Credit Card on H4 Visa?

The ITIN might make a bank more likely to give you a credit card, but you can't get/change/improve your credit rating until you have an SSN to link it to, which of course you won't get on an H4.
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Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2014, 3:51 am
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Jscl

Re: how do I dial a UK 0500 free number from USA?

Oh right, didn't notice the link, just the comment.
Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2014, 3:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Jscl

Re: how do I dial a UK 0500 free number from USA?

go to their webpage, e.g. here:

NS&I - I live outside the UK - what number can I call you on?...
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2014, 1:12 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,664
Posted By Jscl

Re: Cupboard essentials...to take to US from UK

What area are you going to? You might be able to buy a lot of this stuff locally. Sure it's nice to have some fun stuff when you move but you're coming in with a lot of other baggage, and if the...
Oct 13th 2014, 1:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jscl

Re: Info genuine h1b consultants in USA

Are Oracle US hiring? Could you transfer?
Forum: USA
Sep 15th 2014, 12:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jscl

Re: Surname "kind of" different on Passport/Green Card

Make sure if you book airline tickets that the name on the ticket matches the PASSPORT. Those two names have to match.
Sep 10th 2014, 2:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Jscl

Re: Naturalization Interview Cancelled

This! It sounds like someone got sick or something so they had to cancel some appointments, and then they forgot to rearrange them.
Forum: USA
Aug 29th 2014, 6:30 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,112
Posted By Jscl

Re: Credit Card Fraud

I now have a second card that I don't use much, but it's useful for when the main one can't be used. My husband and I also use our cards in different shops (if we go to shops A, B, C he uses his...
Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2014, 1:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Jscl

Re: Got EFTP Tax Letter - saying name mismatch

Anything dealing with the IRS has to have the name as written on your Social Security card. And for some it's worse than that, if you have one first name and a double barrelled last name then you...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2014, 6:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jscl

Re: US Tax question

You can only get refunds for up to three years past the deadline it should have been filed, so if you have nothing owing I'd only bother doing the last three years (for tax years 2010, 2011, 2012)...
Jun 24th 2014, 8:31 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,024
Posted By Jscl

Re: Crisps Though Customs

To avoid unnecessary discussions with the immigration officer and customs officer list them on the customs forms as "potato chips" not "prawn cocktail" anything. They are allowed, just occasionally...
Forum: USA
Jun 21st 2014, 12:18 am
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Jscl

Re: Lease agreements & security deposits.

The amount of the security deposit should be mentioned in the lease you sign, but if you have to give a deposit before lease signing you have to make sure you get paperwork at or before the time you...
Forum: USA
Jun 4th 2014, 8:47 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jscl

Re: Estimated tax questions

Last year or the year before I forgot my June 15th payment and paid it early July. No penalties and no mention of it after I filed my taxes. I get a feeling most of our estimated tax amounts are...
Forum: USA
May 31st 2014, 7:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jscl

Re: Is what H&R Block said true

What the H&R person was probably talking about (but not explaining properly at all) is the requirements to file taxes based on income. Usually you do not have to file taxes if your income is less...
Forum: USA
May 18th 2014, 7:47 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,350
Posted By Jscl

Re: Relocation Costs Directly Paid - tax implications?

Hungry Horace is right.

The OP should look at their pay stubs for around the time they received the $10K deposit into their account. Most likely it was listed there and you've already paid (an...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2014, 4:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Jscl

Re: Changing Name in Passport after marriage!

Seems like you are in NY, and their DMV site does say US marriage license. It says if you change your name by court order in the US they will accept that... might be a less stressful option than...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2014, 4:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Jscl

Re: Changing Name in Passport after marriage!

I changed my name on my WA state driving license with just my UK Marriage Certificate, no problem. Have you gone back to the DMV and spoken to someone else? Sometimes just getting a different...
Forum: USA
May 15th 2014, 5:12 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Jscl

Re: Tax question filing jointly

If it was actually rejected (rather than E&Y decided they couldn't e-file and didn't try) then it could be something not related to the content of the form, like a mismatch with the social security...
Forum: USA
May 15th 2014, 12:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Jscl

Re: Tax question filing jointly

First year filings are often more complicated, but as you arrived in January (almost entire year in US so you'd almost certainly file as resident) I'd have thought yours would have been okay as an...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2014, 11:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Jscl

Re: Tax question filing jointly

What was the reason why they paper filed (or should have paper filed)? The reason will determine whether you would have to paper file again.
May 8th 2014, 5:11 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,770
Posted By Jscl

Re: 9 months in Admin Processing for a B1/B2!

You said they were well travelled, had been to 40 countries, did they go to a country that America doesn't like? Cuba, North Korea... that sort of thing? Was there anywhere those that were denied...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2014, 4:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Jscl

Re: SSN needed for joint Tax return

Everybody on your tax return (who lives in the US) must have an SSN (if they are eligible for it) or an ITIN (if they are not). Like Sir_Eccles said above, if someone is qualified for an SSN they...
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