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Marry US guy and head full of tax questions !

Old Dec 22nd 2021, 12:40 am
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Hi everyone - Seasons Greetings. I am currently on holiday in Arizona, and staying with a chap I met on vacation previously.

our plan

I am staying 85 days - then I go home to UK plus we are vacationing in Europe over the summer etc then Im back to USA in the fall. We then intend to apply for a K1 visa to marry sometime in 2023 when its granted.

I have property x2 in UK - current gains from buying them to current value around £700k. I have to make a choice. Either sell both in next 18 months before I am resident in USA so I only pay UK CGT on my rental property only.
OR
Pull out my equity and let my sons live in each property till I die ( preferred )

I really don't want to pay USA CGT !

I receive a substantial tax free for life injury pension. I understand sec 17 means if its tax exempt in the UK its tax free in the USA. Coincidently my intended also gets a USA injury pension as a 9/11 fire hero.

I’ll post specific Q’s in the relevant forums xx
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Old Dec 23rd 2021, 5:19 pm
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I have asked that the thread be moved to the USA forum as this one is really only for introductions, and people who might be in a better place to help might not see it.
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Old Dec 23rd 2021, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Densol View Post

I receive a substantial tax free for life injury pension. I understand sec 17 means if its tax exempt in the UK its tax free in the USA.
If it was me I would run that past a US tax professional, to make sure the IRS will indeed accept that payment is a pension. The IRS has its own way of interpreting things and nearly always to their advantage.
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Old Dec 24th 2021, 3:14 am
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You should be able to find a UK/US accountant who can advise on all of this. Given you have over a million USD on the line here, I think it makes sense to spend a % to get some good tailored advice.
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