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Old Aug 3rd 2006, 3:52 pm
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Saw this has appeared on the BBC website....do they monitor this forum or something ?
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Old Aug 3rd 2006, 4:22 pm
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Saw this has appeared on the BBC website....do they monitor this forum or something ?
Expect an influx of Florida related visa questions in 3...2...1...
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Expect an influx of Florida related visa questions in 3...2...1...
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Yes I read that this morning, and was thinking tell me something I dont know, thanks to Expats
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Good read thanks for posting
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I read this article yesterday...there is also an expat questionaire to fill in.

Were on earth do these people get the idea taxes in the US are lower than the UK?
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I read this article yesterday...there is also an expat questionaire to fill in.

Were on earth do these people get the idea taxes in the US are lower than the UK?

in TN there is no state income tax, sales tax is 9% compared to 17.5% VAT.
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I read this article yesterday...there is also an expat questionaire to fill in.

Were on earth do these people get the idea taxes in the US are lower than the UK?
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Lots of hostility there about the two interviewees saying they would return to the uk in case of illness. We need to change the name of the website to

BritishNHSTaxAvoidingExpatswhowouldgobackifIll.com

to fall into line with both the BBC's narrow selection of interviewees and the responses to them. Its probably an anti us thing too. If someone was living in spain for 15 years and got seriously ill and returned to the uk for treatment you wouldn't get the comments.
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in TN there is no state income tax, sales tax is 9% compared to 17.5% VAT.

I know...NJ sales tax was 6% until a couple of weeks ago...its now 7%. Look at the big picture and take all taxes into account ie Fed and State income taxes, sales tax, property tax, healthcare...have I missed anything out?
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Lots of hostility there about the two interviewees saying they would return to the uk in case of illness. We need to change the name of the website to

BritishNHSTaxAvoidingExpatswhowouldgobackifIll.com

to fall into line with both the BBC's narrow selection of interviewees and the responses to them. Its probably an anti us thing too. If someone was living in spain for 15 years and got seriously ill and returned to the uk for treatment you wouldn't get the comments.

They don't mention many of us have worked and paid taxes for years in the UK and taken very little out of the system.
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in TN there is no state income tax, sales tax is 9% compared to 17.5% VAT.
In DE, there's no sales tax
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After reading it I get the impression that a few of them are ticked off about the idea of a load of Disney-loving expats coming back to England whenever they get the sniffles. Can't say I blame them, its your own responsibility to get health insurance over here. However that doesn't mean that the US healthcare coverage system isn't a load of shite.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
I know...NJ sales tax was 6% until a couple of weeks ago...its now 7%. Look at the big picture and take all taxes into account ie Fed and State income taxes, sales tax, property tax, healthcare...have I missed anything out?
Do you know I found it such a treat to be able to just pay at the till what the price said, back home, not like here, never will get use to the extra tax thing
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Old Aug 3rd 2006, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Were on earth do these people get the idea taxes in the US are lower than the UK?
Isn't the correct term that they "drink the koolaid" ? Remember my folks trying to complain about their council tax bill and assume that I wouldn't have to pay anything like that in America as "taxes there must be so low"...I then revealed my property tax
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