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Old 12-15-2007, 11:13 AM
 
Location: California
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Yep. Didn't they used to tax you on the sale of your primary residence? I made about $75k in profit (my half) from the sale of mine and my ex's house in the UK and the IRS can't touch that either; since I was a resident in the UK and I'm a US citizen they treat it the same way. The UK doesn't tax the sale of your primary residence and I'm not even sure they tax investment properties.
Are you still a citizen of the UK?
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Did you know that you could register your property UCC "Universal Commercial Code" and not pay taxes. Also, if "eminemt domain" ever came along the City, County, or State, who ever was trying to get it for public use, would have to pay you what ever you wanted and not just Market Value.
I have a friend in Ca. where the state need half of his property for the I-210 freeway. He had just had it registered UCC. It was just over a half acre and the market value was $9,000 and that's what the state was going to give him. He said $250.000 and that's what they had to pay him.http://www.ernstpublishing.com/uccvsre.asp
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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It's laughable.

If I snuck across the mexican border in the middle of the night, and then protested and chanted in the streets about my "rights" and everything I'm "owed"...free school, driver license, health care...and then if you dont give it to me, racist!! They're deluded and crazy.

And what I dont get about the illegal conversation in general, is the idea of racism, or nobody wants immigrants or we want to close the doors to foreigners.

In California, we have a govenor you can't even understand! This country is very, verytolerant of immigrants. Or look at Obama, in alot of countries, he never would have been able to run.

If you jump over a fence in the middle of the night and sneak into the country, you deserve to be harassed and deserve anything else that comes to you.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Are you still a citizen of the UK?
No, I never was...but that doesn't matter. Since I'm a citizen of the US I am subject to IRS jurisdiction no matter where I live. US citizens are required to file yearly income tax returns no matter where they live, and the IRS received 1040s and 2555-EZs from me every year that I was abroad. It's the law.

I am still considered a permanent resident by the UK, but that is because UK permanent resident visas do not expire but can be invalidated by a more recent tourist stamp. If I wanted to enter the UK on my PR visa, I could; however, since my plane ticket would be round-trip originating in the US, they would assume that I no longer lived there and would most likely stamp me in as a tourist, invalidating my PR visa. There are no tax or legal implications in the UK if the PR visa is never invalidated. UK immigration law is rather more lax on this than US immigration law. If you are a PR of the United States you must actually LIVE in the US to keep the visa, and if you move away for an extended period of time (1 year +), you often are required to apply for a re-entry permit...which may be denied. People who were once resident in the UK but who no longer are can sometimes keep the visa valid for many years before an immigration official invalidates it.

On the flip side, immigration officials often inadvertently invalidate UK permanent resident visas, forcing the holder to apply for another one. That never happened to me, but I know some Americans who are now dual US/UK citizens who took citizenship in the UK only to avoid the hassle of explaining their PR status to immigration each and every time they encountered passport control.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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Did you know that you could register your property UCC "Universal Commercial Code" and not pay taxes. Also, if "eminemt domain" ever came along the City, County, or State, who ever was trying to get it for public use, would have to pay you what ever you wanted and not just Market Value.
I have a friend in Ca. where the state need half of his property for the I-210 freeway. He had just had it registered UCC. It was just over a half acre and the market value was $9,000 and that's what the state was going to give him. He said $250.000 and that's what they had to pay him.http://www.ernstpublishing.com/uccvsre.asp
Interesting, am by the 210 fwy and these days 1/2 acre with a shack would cost way over 1 million.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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It's laughable.

If I snuck across the mexican border in the middle of the night, and then protested and chanted in the streets about my "rights" and everything I'm "owed"...free school, driver license, health care...and then if you dont give it to me, racist!! They're deluded and crazy.

And what I dont get about the illegal conversation in general, is the idea of racism, or nobody wants immigrants or we want to close the doors to foreigners.

In California, we have a govenor you can't even understand! This country is very, verytolerant of immigrants. Or look at Obama, in alot of countries, he never would have been able to run.

If you jump over a fence in the middle of the night and sneak into the country, you deserve to be harassed and deserve anything else that comes to you.
What's scary is even the former and present Mexican Presidents also yell racism and other insults. Yet many in Mexico, those in the scientific community, do not think this way.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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It's laughable.

If you jump over a fence in the middle of the night and sneak into the country, you deserve to be harassed and deserve anything else that comes to you.
Thank you, John . . . makes perfect sense to me!
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Interesting, am by the 210 fwy and these days 1/2 acre with a shack would cost way over 1 million.
Have they finish the 210 yet? I know it was open at the I-30, but still closed around Riverside Ave, when I left.

Where abouts,

(eastern direction) Upland, Fontana, Rialto, Muscoy, San Bndo, Redlands.??

I was at one time too. (Muscoy, Macy st)


Your vehicle can be registered UCC also.

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