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Adder last won the day on January 21 2019

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  1. Thanks SJ272 for clearing that up. I have read so many articles that pretty much scare you into believing all hell will break loose if you did not formally emigrate. The tax resident status test sorts that one out. Good stuff.
  2. All expats and SA citizens. The new SA tax laws for expats will become law in March. It has the potential to affect every South African who earns outside of the country to the tune of 45% above the 1 mill earnings threshold. If you officially emigrated or are a US citizen? No worries. Other wise make sure you are on the right side of this. https://m.fin24.com/Money/Tax/sa-expat-tax-law-how-to-avoid-sars-clamp-down-on-expat-income-20190120
  3. Thanks Malamute! Yes We will definitely do that.
  4. All this talk of getting citizenship is really exciting after so many years! Congrats everyone. It has to be said it is a journey that few successfully make and if you are one of the chosen few it is an electric experience. Our Ceremony is days away. I still cannot believe it. It has been just over 7 years since we entered. The N400 has taken just under a year to process which is sooner than the quoted thirteen and a half months. Passport time!
  5. I stopped filing after the second year too. The SARS website recommended this when I had no irp 5 to file. But this new ruling is a very curious state of affairs. I'm reading that anything over R mil will be taxable up to the SARS tax rate shortfall. I could kinda understand this if the money was being shipped back to SA but in a lot cases expats are just living overseas off of it. A bit of a overreach for SA Law IMO. But hey, what isn't over there?
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    DV 2019

    Good Luck Nesbert, sincerely hope you are successful with this. As much as I disagree with the whole DV Visa thing, our lives have been transformed by moving to the US. I remember being in your position 6 years ago.. Right now It does appear to be a race against time. The US are gunning to have this all stopped, It looks like DACA will be used as bait to get Dems to agree to a deal on the Wall and shut down the DV Visa among a host of other stuff this year. If you are lucky, even if this gets done, it will only apply next year - 2020 intake.
  7. Lol... like the Van Jones nothing burger......
  8. Malamute, Disproportionate? How so? The US sported a white population of well over 70% between1982 and 2012. Of the 62 cases, 44 amounts to 70%. That's not disproportionate that's pretty much bang on. We all too readily seem to accept what we read in the Fake news these days of which CNN seem to be the biggest culprits. My point still stands that the DV visa will be targeted and that IMO the lottery is a stupid idea. Now, all of you, please stop with the racial blame game. There are no winners here.
  9. SJ272, Why you would answer my post with a racially charged response like that is beyond me..... There are plenty of mass shootings carried out in this Country by all types, if you care to open your eyes a bit..... I am surprised that administrators allow you to post crap like this on the website. You should be ashamed of yourself.
  10. It's about time. The DV Visa was put there initially as a loophole to get Irish citizens into the Country. It really is beyond stupid IMO.
  11. Manhatten ISIS truck driver came into the States with a DV Visa. Expect some momentum on the scrapping of the Lottery.
  12. Adder

    Opening a LLC

    I think we just put in SS no. simple as that. pick your State and off you go.
  13. Sounds like some Pro-Trumper put a spanner in the works!! lol
  14. The Trump Administration is moving like a bullet train , I would not be surprised if this Bill gets done and passed in some form this year. Could it affect this years draw even after the May applications? without a doubt. The Republicans have the House, The Senate and the White house. Just look how they are shutting down the Democrats with all the confirmations. All the Democrats can do is shout, scream till they foam at the mouth. - it is having zero effect. If the GOP wants this, its as good as done. All we can do is hope that it does not get too much attention. We have a Family member in SA that requires care and we are planning to get them here when we become Citizens next year. this Bill will make it a lot more difficult to bring them over.
  15. so, here's the bill to end the Lottery: https://www.numbersusa.com/news/sen-tom-cotton-unveils-bill-end-chain-migration-visa-lottery?platform=hootsuite
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