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Forum: USA
Feb 27th 2021, 8:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By iceflow

Re: Transferwise and who else???

yep I've been very happy with TWise...except yesterday I went to do a transfer and now they want a photo of Driver License front and back uploading to their site.So more PII out on the world wide...
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2021, 10:28 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,732
Posted By iceflow

Re: Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

Yep, she is finally there. They kept pushing that availability date out and it was 2/25/21 and it is good to go now.
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2021, 10:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By iceflow

Transferwise and who else???

Apart from TWise....who else has used what service and been happy with the results?

Thanks
Forum: USA
Feb 5th 2021, 6:56 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,732
Posted By iceflow

Re: Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

What I've done in the past with TT is ignore the "1099-R Federal ID blank" error on smart check and put a line into the two explanation notes that are required for the 1099-R that the payer is a UK...
Forum: USA
Feb 3rd 2021, 1:06 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,732
Posted By iceflow

Re: Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

OK folks thanks for the responses. I was just polling to see what if any options there are.

Thanks
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2021, 11:11 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,732
Posted By iceflow

Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

Folks,
For anyone receiving either the UK State or ex UK Employer pension......what form do you use to report the income on the US Tax Return. I have been using Form 4852 which is a substitute for a...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2019, 4:54 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By iceflow

Re: Tax Filing - Exchange Rates

OK. I notice that the US Treasury rate is more favorable at 1.28.
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2019, 3:25 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By iceflow

Re: Tax Filing - Exchange Rates

I haven't been following rates by the day.....but has GBP to USD ever hit 1.33 for any length of time in 2018? I'm thinking it has been below 1.30 for most of the year. Where do they get these rates...
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2018, 7:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By iceflow

Re: SS Benefits & Medicare Part B contributions

My question is not a general question about applying for Medicare benefits at 65. I'm aware that it is possible to exclude oneself from Part B provided your employer has a Group Heath plan that...
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2018, 6:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By iceflow

Re: SS Benefits & Medicare Part B contributions

Thanks,
Yes I enrolled in Part A when I hit 65 but was able to exclude myself from Part B as my employer has a group health plan. The question I have though is once someone applies for SS retirement...
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2018, 6:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By iceflow

SS Benefits & Medicare Part B contributions

Folks,
Has anyone applied for Retirement benefits from the US Social and not had Medicare Part B contributions withheld from the monthly check? I have emailed them but no response yet. I may still...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2018, 2:59 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By iceflow

Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2018, 7:46 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By iceflow

Tax Filing - Exchange Rates

I dug this out from a post a couple of years back. Does this still hold true do you know? There are two different rates quoted.

Thanks

For FBAR and 8938 (FATCA) you should use the Treasury end...
Jan 29th 2018, 9:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By iceflow

Re: IRS Average Exchange Rate 2017

I'm liking it. What is this one though?

https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/rpt/treasRptRateExch/currentRates.htm
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2018, 6:49 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 7,460
Posted By iceflow

Re: US Citizenship - any reason not to?

So looking at the pdf it still looks to me that LPR decedent to LPR spouse estate transfer, the estate would still get the $5.49 million lifetime exemption against estate tax, or am I missing...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2018, 5:11 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 7,460
Posted By iceflow

Re: US Citizenship - any reason not to?

OK I think this answers it for me....I don't think I'll ever be that rich, I can never get more than one number up on the lottery. I don't know where the 149 K line came from? Is that some sort of...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2018, 4:19 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 7,460
Posted By iceflow

Re: US Citizenship - any reason not to?

A very interesting thread. My thoughts have always centered around whether SS payments would be maintained for UK citizens who had allowed the GC status to lapse, so would it be better to get US...
Forum: USA
Feb 14th 2017, 5:18 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By iceflow

Re: Voluntary NI Payments

Agreed.
Whenever I ran the numbers I always came up with the purchasing of additional UK pension years as being a good deal. The way I did it is figure out how much each additional year purchased...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2017, 3:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By iceflow

Re: Taking UK pension

Here was my experience last year
Feb 16 - Sent 8802 & 2002 forms to US Treasury in Philly
Apr 16 - Letter from US treasury saying they had approved and sent details on to HMRC
Apr 16 - Letter from...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2017, 2:45 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By iceflow

Re: UK Pension incl Lump Sum

Got it, thanks for the help and kudos to this site. :goodpost:
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2017, 2:26 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By iceflow

Re: Another IRS tax, how much more?

I was just asking the question if it applies to GC holders. I'm not planning to sell and move to Canada......not yet anyway. ;)
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2017, 2:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By iceflow

Re: UK Pension incl Lump Sum

OK folks got it. I very much appreciate the replies. I'll be guided by the Turbo Tax but I think it will end up spitting out a 1099-R and a 4852. I did finally find the links to foreign accounts /...
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2017, 8:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By iceflow

Re: Another IRS tax, how much more?

OK so...I'm a green card holder. This means 15% is withheld if I sell my house until they figure the CGT part of it at tax return time?
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2017, 8:50 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By iceflow

Re: UK Pension incl Lump Sum

a couple of questions for those who have been through this:


Do you submit a 1099-R & 4852 with the return?
Also..is it best to send copies of correspondence stating the lump sum and annual...
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2017, 7:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By iceflow

UK Pension incl Lump Sum

I know this subject has been done to death but just for my benefit.

I'm now receiving a monthly pension payment from my old employer in the UK. I also had an AVC which I had the pension managers...
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