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Forum: USA
Feb 15th 2011, 6:04 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By od6600

Re: Taxes and money (in Mn)

Just called the IRS who told me i'm exempt from everything, as I was neither a citizen, nor resident alien; seems too good to be true really. I might call back and double check and this time take a...
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2011, 7:34 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By od6600

Re: Taxes and money (in Mn)

So I'm talking crap and meant non-immigrant... Really need to find an accountant who can handle all this sort of stuff soon. Only 2 months till we move and have managed to organise precisely nothing...
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2011, 7:10 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By od6600

Re: Taxes and money (in Mn)

Thanks everyone, lots of useful stuff here.



Good point about deposits; will have to budget for them too.




I'll be allowed to buy into the employer's scheme which is $250 pcm for the...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2011, 6:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By od6600

Taxes and money (in Mn)

Dear All,
Trying to estimate cost of living for our upcoming move to Mn and had a few questions to put to you all;

Does the US (Mn more precisely) have the equivalent of council tax? We won't...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2011, 6:42 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 68,284
Posted By od6600

Re: Quiet disclosure of FBAR

Anyone know if I'll need to file FBAR, or anything else, if I'm only temporarily resident (12months, and not earning in the US) on a J1?
Jan 28th 2011, 9:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By od6600

Re: opening a US bank account for a 3 month stay????

Halifax have a fee-free card (Clarity) that might work for a 3-month trip. I used it during a recent holiday for purchases and the occasional ATM trip (though how often do you really need to do that...
Jan 28th 2011, 9:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By od6600

Re: Newbie; Going to spend 12months in USA

Black pudding yes; white pudding I'm prepared to leave in the UK!
Finally got the paperwork through from our sponsor today so have an idea of the process involved to get to the J1.
Countdown has...
Jan 28th 2011, 9:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,132
Posted By od6600

Re: 2011 RBS Six 6 Nations Rugby in Chicago?

Might be further than my family is prepared to allow me to drive! Simplyexpats.net looks good though.
Jan 23rd 2011, 9:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,132
Posted By od6600

Re: 2011 RBS Six 6 Nations Rugby in Chicago?

Just checked; Nothing for a hundred miles from us... May be an issue for plans to watch the world cup.
Jan 23rd 2011, 9:23 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,132
Posted By od6600

Re: 2011 RBS Six 6 Nations Rugby in Chicago?

Any advice about how to get BBC over there? Not moving till April but keen to know I can still get some advert-free TV once there..
Jan 23rd 2011, 8:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By od6600

Re: Newbie; Going to spend 12months in USA

I think I'm going to find the sight of snow weird, when it's not accompanied by travel chaos and days off work!

That's good to know about the brunch; kids allowed I presume?
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2011, 8:28 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By od6600

Re: 12-month posting to the USA.

Thats interesting/disturbing... Sadly the University is not going to get any more involved than letting me go. The rest is up to us.
Anyone know a good accountant who charges a little less than I...
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2011, 8:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By od6600

Re: 12-month posting to the USA.

Rete; point taken!
Should be getting insurance at staff-rates but waiting on definite confirmation; no insurance would be an absolute deal breaker.

I find the details of healthcare insurance a...
Jan 23rd 2011, 3:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By od6600

Re: Newbie; Going to spend 12months in USA

Will do! What sort of temp should we expect in April? We'll be just down the road in Rochester. I'm assuming the snow will have gone by then!
Jan 23rd 2011, 3:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By od6600

Re: Newbie; Going to spend 12months in USA

If I'm still there in 4 years I promise to post accordingly! I've never been over for more than a fortnight, and only to standard tourist spots, so really looking forward to seeing a bit more of the...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2011, 7:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By od6600

12-month posting to the USA.

Hi,
I'm a PhD student moving to Mn, USA for twelve months, starting in April and taking my Wife and (by then) two kids with me.
I should be getting an F1 or J1 visa so I'm not yet too worried...
Jan 22nd 2011, 6:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By od6600

Newbie; Going to spend 12months in USA

Hello all,
We're off to Minnesota, USA for a year, starting in mid-April.
I'll be going as a student so don't think Visa will be a problem (!) and will definitely be coming back so won't be...
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