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Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2021, 6:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By vespucci

Re: Starting new life

You can take part in the Green Card Lottery, you may be lucky and be selected.
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2021, 6:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By vespucci

Re: Keeping UK mobile number

I've never needed a phone- I use a card reader.
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2021, 9:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By vespucci

Re: State Pension Forecast accurate if previously contracted out?

They apply WEP only when you actually start getting your pension.
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2021, 10:53 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By vespucci

Re: State Pension Forecast accurate if previously contracted out?

with SUBSTANTIAL EARNINGS. (Minimum $25,575 in 2020)
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2021, 11:38 pm
Mar 3rd 2021, 4:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By vespucci

Re: 2020 Tax woes - New York!

I used to do my tax returns on paper, but didn't find the instructions user-friendly. There would be something like: "If line xx is equal to or more than line xx, subtract line xx from line xx. Then...
Feb 18th 2021, 6:52 pm
Replies: 353
Views: 18,099
Posted By vespucci

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination -- Have You Gotten It?

I got a "Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card" with CDC in the top right corner, giving the dates of the 2 doses, the vaccine (Pfizer) lot no, and clinic site.
Forum: USA
Feb 4th 2021, 5:42 pm
Forum: USA
Feb 4th 2021, 2:31 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,460
Posted By vespucci

Re: Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

Can a substitute for a 1099-R be e-filed or does it have to be mailed?
Feb 1st 2021, 11:03 pm
Replies: 5,842
Views: 312,430
Posted By vespucci

Re: 2020 Election

They didn't even vote!"They stormed the Capitol to overturn the results of an election they didn't vote in"https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/us/capitol-rioters-non-voters-invs/index.html
Jan 27th 2021, 8:25 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,018
Posted By vespucci

Re: Gamestop trading

I don't know much about this, but I think in the end, whenever you have artificial prices, bubbles, etc, the small guy will get ripped off by the experienced professional who better knows how to...
Forum: USA
Jan 20th 2021, 12:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By vespucci

Re: Bilateral State Pension Agreements

It perhaps deserves a mention that if you're not a respectable citizen earning a decent wage this does not apply. If you're a low-paid worker working full-time the whole year you will be fully WEP'd...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2021, 12:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By vespucci

Re: Sell or keep UK house

Plus also state tax in most states.
Dec 31st 2020, 7:09 am
Replies: 6,802
Views: 215,929
Posted By vespucci

Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

They were asking people again on the TV news tonight to report and send cell phone pics of fireworks, the fine being a hefty $1,000 for a first violation. If they did this for covid, asking people to...
Forum: USA
Dec 27th 2020, 9:11 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,583
Posted By vespucci

Re: Why are Americans giving up their citizenship at record numbers?

"Now, lawsuits filed on both sides of the Atlantic are seeking to redress the situation. On Tuesday organizations representing Americans in Europe filed complaints against Luxembourg and Belgium’s...
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2020, 2:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,788
Posted By vespucci

Re: Immigration changes under Biden

As you say this dates from the 60s. It was in US interests because discrimination in immigration, freely admitting immigrants without any qualifications from North and West Europe while almost...
Dec 13th 2020, 10:11 pm
Replies: 6,802
Views: 215,929
Posted By vespucci

Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

They were saying on TV last night that 74% of covid spread in New York is caused by private household and social gatherings, and people have asked for the data to be released for California. If it's...
Dec 12th 2020, 3:07 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By vespucci

Re: Heads Up Scam Using Fake Transferwise Site

I feel safer using Transferwise than a bank, and would rather use them even if a bank offered the same rate. I'm not comfortable doing a large transfer in one go- Transferwise doesn't penalize you on...
Dec 9th 2020, 12:32 am
Replies: 62
Views: 5,394
Posted By vespucci

Re: Cornavirus ... Have You Tested Positive or Negative?

I was expecting it to be unpleasant too because I remembered President Trump said it was very unpleasant. But it wasn't, it was definitely less unpleasant than an injection, so I thought maybe the...
Nov 28th 2020, 8:15 pm
Replies: 5,842
Views: 312,430
Posted By vespucci

Re: 2020 Election

Yes I agree with your point too.
Nov 28th 2020, 8:10 pm
Replies: 5,842
Views: 312,430
Posted By vespucci

Re: 2020 Election

..because in the UK no-one whose name is not on the list is allowed to vote.

But here (in CA anyway) anyone who asks to vote is allowed to cast a "provisional ballot"- this ensures that no-one is...
Nov 26th 2020, 6:16 am
Replies: 173
Views: 8,684
Posted By vespucci

Re: British vs. American spelling

And for what comes out of a tap the spelling is the same but, actually, should be different- waDer.
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2020, 8:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By vespucci

Re: Transferwise, XE or other?

Of course if an account works well for you it's worth having but I don't think this is a factor. I had 4 bank accounts in the UK when I moved to the US (it's now down to 2); I haven't needed to hide...
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2020, 4:16 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By vespucci

Re: Transferwise, XE or other?

Beware "no-fee" transfers. I had a UK and a US HSBC account some years ago and did a "no-fee" transfer between the two and found that I was ripped off. I closed my account and have long been using...
Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2020, 2:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By vespucci

Re: Confused about US Capital Gains Tax on UK House Sale

The exchange rate was high in 2006- suppose you bought when it was $1.80 and you sell when it is $1.30. Then in dollar terms you bought for 369,000 x 1.80 = $664,200, and sold for 410,000 x 1.30 =...
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