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Forum: USA
Oct 11th 2012, 10:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 13,342
Posted By sykes

Re: Sending gift to the UK, best way to minimize VAT?

Not what I was hoping for but exactly what I was expecting... thanks all, guess I will just cross my fingers.
Forum: USA
Oct 11th 2012, 12:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 13,342
Posted By sykes

Sending gift to the UK, best way to minimize VAT?

I want to send a thank-you present to a friend back in London, who I stayed with for a week while I was in the UK. I want to send a piece of art work that I made. I am not a professional artist and...
Forum: USA
May 17th 2011, 12:34 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,124
Posted By sykes

Re: Which line at Immigration?

I have a green card and I hate coming back into the US, no matter the airport. Hardly ever do I get a "welcome home" or the stereo typical "have a nice day."
Forum: USA
May 16th 2011, 6:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 15,710
Posted By sykes

Re: New Yorkers, Is the Met, MoMA and Guggenheim to much for one day?

Mainly clothes, not uber high end but fashionable geared to early 30s, anything from cheap to medium-high. Definitely want to stop by APC and Jean Shop in SoHo. Maybe Barney's but we have a co-op...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2011, 5:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 15,710
Posted By sykes

Re: New Yorkers, Is the Met, MoMA and Guggenheim to much for one day?

Thanks. I sort of knew I was bitting a off a bit more than I could chew, trying to do all three.

The MoMa is a must, as is the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Met. Maybe I'll cut the...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2011, 12:35 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 15,710
Posted By sykes

New Yorkers, Is the Met, MoMA and Guggenheim too much for one day?

I am planning a long weekend trip to NYC. Our initial plan is to have a day shopping in hitting Tribeca, through Chelsea and visit some museams, particilarly the Met, MOMA and Guggenheim. We don't...
Forum: USA
Apr 27th 2011, 11:55 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,510
Posted By sykes

Re: non-us citizens, what tactics have you used for Estate planning?

Ahh, that would make a lot more sense (non-citizen permanent resident vs non-citizen non-resident). I was having dinner over the weekend with another expat permanent resident and got quite worried...
Forum: USA
Apr 27th 2011, 1:34 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,510
Posted By sykes

non-us citizens, what tactics have you used for Estate planning?

This is a discussion of Inheritance Tax/Estate Tax for people who are currently residing in the US but are not citizens and tactics they are using in their personal estate planning to mitigate IHT...
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2011, 12:16 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,354
Posted By sykes

Re: Bringing money from the UK to the US.

Sounds like they need a KYC (Know your client/customer). As said above this includes a true copy of passport (notarized by a consult or local notary with apostille) and proof of residency like a...
Forum: USA
Apr 8th 2011, 2:53 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 21,301
Posted By sykes

Re: Do you like it in the USA?

Wow, I was a bit hesitant to come into this thread. Thought it would be filled with people who loved it here and bashing any dissenting views.

I've been this side of the pond for about 20 years. ...
Forum: USA
Apr 8th 2011, 2:08 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,928
Posted By sykes

Re: Unsecured C1 Passport renewal form?

it is complimicated. I were confzed, but I haz it now.

Xs and ticks to you both.

thanks.
Forum: USA
Apr 6th 2011, 9:43 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,928
Posted By sykes

Re: Unsecured C1 Passport renewal form?

Bob,
that link works. thanks.

Dean
Good to know. Is there any reason to hold off sending in a C1 now? Could it be rejected for being a soon to be superseded form?
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2011, 9:14 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,928
Posted By sykes

Re: Unsecured C1 Passport renewal form?

g1ant,

PM sent and thank you. Also the file might be a good thing to have as a DL in one of the stickies.
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2011, 7:14 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,928
Posted By sykes

Re: Unsecured C1 Passport renewal form?

oh the good old days ;)



If you have it lying around that would be great but don't dig too hard. It would be nice but not critical.
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2011, 1:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By sykes

Re: Renting advice

1. usually there is an application fee due on application. If accepted a portion of the deposit is required. A few days before move-in full payment of first month and deposit must be paid. These...
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2011, 1:20 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,928
Posted By sykes

Unsecured C1 Passport renewal form?

Hi all,

I downloaded the C1 pdf and wanted to fill it out in Adobe Acrobat (IE type in the of the information, then print to sign and mail). The DLed C1 is a secured PDF, which prevents me from...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 11:01 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 263,198
Posted By sykes

Re: Passport Delays

thanks, sounds like doing it while in the UK is the best/only option.
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2011, 1:15 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 263,198
Posted By sykes

Re: Passport Delays

It did not say, I just assumed you could.
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2011, 12:44 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 263,198
Posted By sykes

Re: Passport Delays

Hi all,

Here is the situation:

-UK National over 16 (actually an OAP), resident in Barbados, in need of a renewal
-passport expires end of Aug 2011
-visiting friends in the US for July, not...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2010, 4:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By sykes

Re: Quick question on taxes

Its best not to mess with the IRS, they do not look fondly on withholding information. Report the income, report the deductions. Hopefully the deductions will exceed the income. its a PITA but...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2010, 3:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By sykes

Re: Quick question on taxes

sounds like you might be able to write off nearly all you made. You can write off the interest on the mortage and any other expenses (prop tax, advertizing, untilities etc).

I am still a little...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2010, 3:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By sykes

Re: Quick question on taxes

you don't know how much you recieved in income from your rental property?


As far as not reporting it, I would not like to feel the wrath of the IRS. We all cheat a little but IMO that's pushing...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2010, 2:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,933
Posted By sykes

Anyone use the UK Post Office to send money?

sounds too good to be true,

"When you transfer money abroad with us, there are no transfer charges, no commission fees and no fees charged by your overseas bank for receiving the money."

"With...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2010, 5:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By sykes

Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2010, 2:42 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 263,198
Posted By sykes

Re: Passport Delays

just an update for everyone.

I am still in FL working. Today I received a call from UPS informing me that I had a nextday sig required package being delivered. I am returning home tomorrow and...
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