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Old 09-19-2006, 05:47 AM   #1
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Information retiring in a foreign country?

Anybody know a good place to go to get information on taking up
residence in a foreign country. Particularly tax issues (both foreign
and domestic), tailored to us non-millionares.
In particular, anything south of the US (Caribbean, South America, Central America).

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Re: Information retiring in a foreign country?
Old 09-19-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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Re: Information retiring in a foreign country?

Hi, Tom,

Funny you should mention that...

There are several threads in this forum on exactly that subject.* It may be tedious but worthwhile to go back through the list of threads and find them.

Several of our regulars live in Thailand, a couple in Costa Rica, one in Italy, etc., and have much to say on the subject.* Billy and Akaisha, regulars here, are perpetual tourists who wrote a book on the subject.

There is a lot elsewhere on-line, too, but you have to go searching for it.* Try a few of these links:* * * *retirement overseas comes up every so often

Yahoo also has a feature called Groups, which is a collection of discussion groups among which are many dedicated to living/retiring in another country.* Be aware that many of these groups and links have an agenda--selling real estate or grow-teak/noni/jojoba-in-someplace-that-has-no-fraud-laws.* Read for entertainment but do your research.

There are books on the subject, too (most on Mexico, not surprisingly).* John Howells wrote "Choose Mexico" and "Choose Costa Rica" and updated them from time to time.* He also has a web site with a discussion group.*

Many countries do not tax money earned elsewhere (SS, pension, investments, etc.).* Although this changes (Costa Rica may be off the list by now), I believe that Mexico, Panama and Uruguay are among them.

There is a lot out there on the subject.* You have to hunt for it, though.



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Old 09-20-2006, 05:15 AM   #3
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Re: Information retiring in a foreign country?

Originally Posted by Ed_The_Gypsy
Thanks Ed, I had trouble with my searches coming up with relavent posts
but will try again, thanks for the links.
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