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Sep 5th 2019, 4:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Moving money back to the UK

We’ve moved six figure sums to and from the US from and to the UK (for house purchases also) using OFX and they’ve been great. Our experience has been as follows (after opening an account with OFX of...
Aug 5th 2019, 1:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Skill set needed to file your own taxes

Plus one for Taxcalc for UK taxes. Pretty easy to use - and we have used it to submit our taxes to HMRC electronically for a number of years now.
Jun 27th 2019, 12:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Dual residency US and UK where US remains primary

Good post!

just wondering - if you’re a USC have you looked at using the remittance basis method for your UK taxes?

Thats what I did when I was on assignment in the UK.

In (and as a...
Mar 22nd 2019, 2:56 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,958
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Best PLaces to Live article

Hi there!

your question (and the responses you received) got me thinking: is there an alternative way of looking at your conundrum? So here are some thoughts you might like to consider.
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Mar 22nd 2019, 1:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Applying for a UK mortgage after living in USA for 15 years

Plus one for using a mortgage broker (although it’ll cost you). I got my last mortgage through John Charcol - who I found to be pretty user friendly. Last time I spoke with them they seemed to be ok...
Feb 9th 2019, 2:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Best way to transfer money from house sale to UK bank account

We can recommend ofx.com as well. We’ve done large and small transfers via them and have received great service and very competitive rates.

One other thing to mention: for larger transfers we’ve...
Oct 2nd 2016, 3:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,349
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Buying UK Property in UK with Foreign Spouse Joint Ownership

Determining if you're resident in the U.K. for tax purposes can be a complex task.

But we owned property for years in the U.K. and we were not considered resident.
...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 10th 2013, 1:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: New to the forum and thinking about Malaysia

Hi there

There are a number of websites that can help you with your research:

http://www.iproperty.com.my covers property for rent and for sale
http://www.mm2h.gov.my describes the visa system...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 10th 2013, 12:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,755
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Scary Electricity Bill

Hi

Just as a point of reference, we have a 2700 sq ft apartment in KLCC. We generally run one or two a/c units in the evening, and then one during the day.

We also have electric water heating,...
Jan 26th 2013, 9:13 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,223,642
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread

Yes - we left our kids back in the US. And we certainly missed them! With Skype and all the other communication methods at our fingertips, it was pretty easy to keep in touch - but we would have a...
Jan 24th 2013, 10:08 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,223,642
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread

Hi all

After lurking on this and other threads on this forum for quite a while now (since the start of Eastern Dawn’s epic adventure) it seems like a good time to say hello.

More importantly,...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 19th 2013, 12:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: 11 days 2 go

1 can you lease cars and who from ???

There are all the usual rental companies - including Hertz. But our organization here has had success with long term leases from a company called WS Rentals...
Aug 22nd 2012, 9:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Technologically Dumb-Canadian TV in UK-Help!!!

Hi again

I'm not sure that folk will understand the second question you are asking. But it looks like you are wondering what you will connect the TVs to when you get them to the UK.

I think...
Aug 22nd 2012, 8:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Technologically Dumb-Canadian TV in UK-Help!!!

Hi

Here are some questions answered on voltage converters for tvs and monitors.

http://www.voltageconverters.com/faq.htm#1

I hope this may be of interest.

Tahiti
Forum: Malaysia
May 17th 2012, 9:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Reflections on KL

Hi there

We have spent about three and a half years living in the center of KL. and for the most part we've had a good time. As you mention, there are many pros to coming to this part of the...
Forum: Malaysia
Apr 28th 2012, 10:29 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: May be moving to KL - have a few questions

Hi again

As others have mentioned, Bangsar is about ten minutes drive from KLCC - except during rush hour, when it can be 45 mins to an hour.

I'd find a friendly real estate agent to help you...
Forum: Malaysia
Apr 27th 2012, 9:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: May be moving to KL - have a few questions

Hi

Just to comment on your question about obtaining accommodation suitable for your dog: if you're looking to stay in the center of KL, most accommodation is high rise or mid rise apartments....
Feb 18th 2012, 9:54 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,324,580
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Hi there

When we sold our last house in Houston, we agreed 'lease back' arrangement with the new owners to allow us to stay in the house for a couple of weeks after the sale. We had to pay an...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 15th 2011, 8:37 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,665
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Where do I start house hunting in person around KL?

Hi

You might want to look on the following website:

http://www.klamerican.com/home/our-publications

We have expats coming in all the time for our business, and I make sure they all get a...
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2011, 10:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,427
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: US Laptop/UK Modem connection/phone jack

Hi there

You can go into Vodafone and get a pay as you go internet dongle:

http://www.vodafone.co.uk/personal/mobile-internet/on-your-pc-or-mac/internet-dongles/index.htm

Click on the 'pay...
Jul 25th 2011, 1:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: do I need to worry about NOT having paid England taxes?

Hi

You probably only need to worry about taxes in the UK if you have earned money in the UK that you have not paid taxes on while you have been away ...

But your post does not give us much to...
Jul 9th 2011, 1:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 16,930
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Duty free on entry to LHR

Hi again

Just to correct my last note - it appears that while some items are available duty free - closer examination of the description of the duty free stores available on arrival indicates that...
Jul 9th 2011, 1:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 16,930
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Duty free on entry to LHR

Hi Sir

http://www.heathrow-airport-guide.co.uk/shopping.html

The answer is yes you can .... although whether it's cheaper than the prices in Oz duty free I would not know!

All the best
...
Jul 9th 2011, 1:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Dual US / UK Citizen - Rules for going back to UK/Eurpe to work for short time

Hi there Sue

I'm sure you will know this already, but you'll (probably) need to complete a US tax return to report your earnings while you are in Europe.

All the best, and have a good time!
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Jun 14th 2011, 9:52 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,895
Posted By Tahiti_Bound

Re: Salaries?!

Hi All

Noting that folk have been listing 'typical budgets' (which I personally have found to be useful and interesting reference information), I wondered if the following link might help folk...
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