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moving to u.s.a., no clue on what to sort out here before leaving?

Old Sep 16th 2007, 10:01 am
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HELP! can i keep my bank account open, what do i do with regards to my tax, do i inform the home office that i'm moving???
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by happyascanbe View Post
HELP! can i keep my bank account open, what do i do with regards to my tax, do i inform the home office that i'm moving???
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You can keep your bank account open, I did for 18 months. Inform the Income tax offices and you may get a refund ............ stuff the home office
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 11:42 am
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You can keep your bank account open, I did for 18 months. Inform the Income tax offices and you may get a refund ............ stuff the home office
ok thanks! do i just keep the bank account open and for how long can i do that?
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 11:59 am
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You can keep it open as long as you want .... wish I hadn't closed mine.
It's just less expensive for pay if you have a US one
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by happyascanbe View Post
ok thanks! do i just keep the bank account open and for how long can i do that?
It's in your best interest to keep it open forever because trying to reopen it if you ever move back would be a major pain. Plus you'll need it for things you probably haven't even thought of.

Just make sure you keep it active so it doesn't get closed through inactivity.

In fact, I'd open a second account before leaving, just in case, plus an internet-based savings account.
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
It's in your best interest to keep it open forever because trying to reopen it if you ever move back would be a major pain. Plus you'll need it for things you probably haven't even thought of.
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Oh !! god yes ..keep multi accounts open ..will always be useful ...
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 6:15 pm
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how do i keep the bank account open and active, sorry really don't know what to do?????
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by happyascanbe View Post
how do i keep the bank account open and active, sorry really don't know what to do?????
Tell the bank your situation...tell them you aim to return to the UK within a couple of years and want to continue banking with them when you do.

Make a depost or withdrawal within the 6 mth mark to keep your account active...for example we still have standing orders for insurance policies.
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Originally Posted by happyascanbe View Post
how do i keep the bank account open and active, sorry really don't know what to do?????
If you have friends or relatives at home ...
change the address to their home .... get them to pay in £20
every 4 months ... then a month later pay them back with check
All sorts of way ....

Don't tell them nothing ..not their concern...
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If you have friends or relatives at home ...
change the address to their home .... get them to pay in £20
every 4 months ... then a month later pay them back with check
All sorts of way ....

Don't tell them nothing ..not their concern...
We told them we were in the US...gave them our US address and all our correspondence is sent here.
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We told them we were in the US...gave them our US address and all our correspondence is sent here.
I am not so free with info as you ...
I did cancel the milk though ...
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Originally Posted by happyascanbe View Post
HELP! can i keep my bank account open, what do i do with regards to my tax, do i inform the home office that i'm moving???
Form P85 - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cnr/p85.pdf

maybe an NRL1 if you are letting a house
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I am not so free with info as you ...
I did cancel the milk though ...
We don't having anyone chasing after us....lol
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We don't having anyone chasing after us....lol
That not what your milkman said .....
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I've got a nationwide flex account with about 70 quid in it....haven't touched it since about 1995....every 6 months I get a statement confirming another 1.50 interest. Was planning on that being my retirement nest egg till last statement when they said they were cutting the interest rate to 0.01%... Gits.
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