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Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2019, 9:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Owen778

Re: Mince Pies

That seems to be an apple pie with "Mince Pie" written on it so that Americans won't buy it. Maybe it's a secret patriotism test?

:unsure:
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2019, 6:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Owen778

Re: Terminated from job in US on a temporary assignment

I don't think that's the document I'm asking about. There would normally be a relocation agreement. If nothing else, companies do this to protect themselves in case the transferred employee leaves...
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2019, 7:30 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Owen778

Re: Terminated from job in US on a temporary assignment

What is in your relocation agreement or contract?

Not completely sure about question a), though I suspect the answer is no. However, for question b), it depends on your relocation agreement. It's...
Forum: USA
Nov 30th 2019, 5:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By Owen778

Re: Moving Financially

What sort of ISA, and what does it actually hold? Cash or stocks and shares, or unit trusts?

US taxation (the IRS) doesn't recognise ISAs as tax-free. It ignores the ISA wrapper and taxes the...
Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2019, 6:40 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 10,065
Posted By Owen778

Re: Trying to buy land in America, hopefully Arizona.

Am I the only one here who thinks there's a big risk of one, not be awarded the B-2 visa, and two, being considered an overstay risk and turned away at the port of entry even with a B-2?
Nov 16th 2019, 6:00 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Owen778

Re: Aged Parent in US ?

It isn't till you read to near the end that you find that, firstly, the family actually aren't that poor and the son seems to have done this because he's a complete sociopath, and secondly, the LAPD...
Nov 10th 2019, 1:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Owen778

Re: Visiting the SSA after citizenship (also GE)

That is interesting. I went in to the Anchorage office on Tuesday. Waited around for half an hour (better than usual, by all accounts). When the clerk saw my current SS card, she said she wouldn't...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2019, 3:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Owen778

Re: US High Schools compared to UK ones

Education is run by the state. Which state would you be moving to?

It would also help to know which visa you'd be on, for multiple reasons.
Nov 2nd 2019, 7:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Owen778

Re: N400 - "Additional evidence you want to provide"

I believe they ask for three years. Normally you send copies / scans of the tax transcripts, not the tax return (1040) itself. You can download those from the IRS website, though I couldn't get the...
Nov 2nd 2019, 7:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Owen778

Re: Citizenship

Oh, my kids were pretty bored, at least until it began. We arrived at 9-30, because USCIS recommend you arrive half an hour early. It then turned out that when it said 10-00 on the invite, that was...
Oct 31st 2019, 10:28 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By Owen778

Re: Thanksgiving food advice

Roast potatoes. It's now a staple part of Thanksgiving dinner for our family.

Unless you'd normally eat Yorkshire pudding with turkey in England, I wouldn't recommend it here.
Oct 27th 2019, 10:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Owen778

Re: Citizenship

Yes. The last person up was a woman from Guatemala. She was crying with joy and said thank you to America.
Oct 27th 2019, 10:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Owen778

Re: Citizenship

No video, I'm not sure what that would be for - an official welcome? Everything was done in person.
Oct 27th 2019, 1:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Owen778

Re: Citizenship

Yes. That letter is probably the most ironic thing I own.
Oct 26th 2019, 10:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Owen778

Citizenship

So, yesterday morning, this happened:

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43 people naturalized,...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2019, 12:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Owen778

Re: US preschools

Any major US city will have a lot of preschools, but it is possible that they will be oversubscribed. I don't know about New York or San Jose. Sometimes they are attached to a private school, but...
Sep 27th 2019, 12:25 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,934
Posted By Owen778

Re: Moving to Alaska

I thought I should add a quick reply to this, too. I doubt that Anchorage's statistics on this front are good, but all the numbers quoted here are very likely heavily impacted by the remote towns and...
Sep 26th 2019, 11:14 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,934
Posted By Owen778

Re: Moving to Alaska

OK, so I just saw this thread - hardly surprising since you posted this at 4am my time, Clare.

Rete (thanks) has already posted a link to my latest thread. We have been here 11 months so far,...
Sep 24th 2019, 3:57 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 7,053
Posted By Owen778

Re: Thomas Cook goes under

I was wondering about that. A collapse would affect Alaska too - they run services to Frankfurt from both Anchorage and Fairbanks. The only other way to Europe that doesn't connect elsewhere in the...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2019, 7:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Owen778

Re: Becoming dual US/UK citizenship - property tax implications?

I don't know too much of the details for capitals gains tax. However, I figured I'd flag something else with you - I don't know how long you've had your green cards, but it sounds like it's a long...
Forum: USA
Aug 17th 2019, 7:21 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,724
Posted By Owen778

Re: Odessa, Texas

I have never been to West Texas, but my understanding is that all the towns in the Permian have the problems that come with being boom towns - high cost of living, especially housing, infrastructure,...
Forum: USA
Aug 14th 2019, 1:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By Owen778

Re: Alaska

Sure! I can do that.

We're mostly doing very well.

The outdoor life here is great, and the scenery is amazing. Chugach State Park has several trailheads that are 20 minutes drive from our...
Forum: USA
Aug 12th 2019, 6:04 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Owen778

Re: Houston Neighbourhoods and Estate Agent?

Welcome to BE!

I think you probably want to look at Katy, directly west of the Energy Corridor. It used to be that people here also recommended the area in and around Lakes on Eldridge, to the...
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2019, 5:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Owen778

Re: IRA Withdrawl Question

You probably won't find anyone here who has done this before. This is because it's a very bad idea. Paying 30% of your retirement account in order to put it towards a house represents a very bad...
Forum: USA
Jun 29th 2019, 3:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Owen778

Re: Capital gains tax E2 holder primary residence

I know little about the E2 visa, but I'm sure you count as a tax resident of the USA, even if you can't qualify to be a permanent resident. Being resident in the US for tax purposes is separate from...
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