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by dundrillin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 327
Views: 26775

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Cryptos are perfectly safe to buy from legitimate exchanges or peer-to-peer. You have to do a little homework with regards to storing them safely if you have a lot, exchanges can and do get hacked but the major ones will have some form of protection. Fraudsters and scammers are in all walks of life...
by dundrillin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 327
Views: 26775

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

buksida wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Go back to the start of this thread and read on!
I am thinking that a lot has changed recently regarding fraud in its various forms. Is it safe to buy crypto currencies anywhere? Seems a bit of a minefield at the moment.

Thanks anyway for reply.
by dundrillin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 327
Views: 26775

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

If I was going to buy some bitcoins what would be the best way to go about it?
by dundrillin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Government to help ease teachers' debt problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: Government to help ease teachers' debt problem

Yes and perhaps the American financial institutions could get some advice as how to prevent another financial catastrophe -- we are still paying for the last one.
by dundrillin
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Suggest Something
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Suggest Something

Yes, in Venice you feast on the scenery
by dundrillin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Suggest Something
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Suggest Something

How about Forum members who are on holiday in Europe and elsewhere sharing their experiences. I'm in Italy at the moment,beautiful country but I'll never complain about dining out in HuaHin again .its a we bit pricey in Rome , off to Venice tomorrow.
by dundrillin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax residency in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Tax residency in Thailand

There's also a hard to enforce stipulation on dividends. They must not be remitted to Thailand in the calendar year they were received. Otherwise they are subject to taxation. I've never heard of this enforced, but I know some extra careful people who keep dividends in a separate account until they...
by dundrillin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax residency in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Tax residency in Thailand

I remember that law coming into effect and contacted my agents in London who told me that lots of their overseas clients were having their properties valued to hopefully lessen the chance of there being any disagreement with HMRC over the 2015 value if and when the time came to sell. It's what I di...
by dundrillin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax residency in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Tax residency in Thailand

You will also not be eligible for capital Gains tax once you have declared the residency in Thailand. I am not sure how long this takes but I seem to remember it was quite quick. Are you sure about that? It seems an untypically generous concession. Some of the rules covering CGT changed in 2015 - t...
by dundrillin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax residency in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Tax residency in Thailand

PET wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:55 pm
You will also not be eligible for capital Gains tax once you have declared the residency in Thailand. I am not sure how long this takes but I seem to remember it was quite quick.
Are you sure about that? It seems an untypically generous concession.
by dundrillin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax residency in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Tax residency in Thailand

I am intending to rent out my property in the U.K. And move to Thailand on a permanent basis. What are the implications of a tax residency here in Thailand. My only income is U.K. Pensions and share dividends. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
by dundrillin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Discount for new property projects
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: Discount for new property projects

my experience with the Thai agent was exactly the solo freelancer type, and thats why her performance and professional practice was not even controlled or guided by a company policy. How much a local Thai needed to live for a year? Could be any figure, but many Thais in BKK or Phuket are earning le...
by dundrillin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Quick briefing please on health insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Quick briefing please

AA insurance, a forum sponsor organised a policy for me with CIGMA. Pre-existing conditions are excluded and I have agreed a £5000 excess but I feel the policy is good value. I agree with the sentiment that it is good to save cash to eventually cover future health costs but I felt that modern cancer...
by dundrillin
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

I did mine 2 weeks ago. I needed my Passport, Yellow Book, My wife's Blue Book, Embassy Letter, 1 Passport Photo, Completed form and 1900 Baht. I always let the lady at the photocopy machine work out what photocopies are required. The photocopy lady is probably the most efficient person in HuaHin
by dundrillin
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Analysis of the expat and foreign-buyer property market now
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: Analysis of the expat and foreign-buyer property market now

Do any of the estate agents here advertise their properties for sale in China or Hong Kong?