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Born in Poland, Lived in US Whole life, want to move to UK. Taxes?


rafalek  
8 Nov 2007 /  #1
Hi,

I'm a 24 year old software engineer. I speak fluent polish, but i've been raised in the US for the past 23 years. I am thinking of moving to the UK to get away from the united states which i've become disillusioned with (and because of dropping dollar).

What is the procedure? Do i just need to get my polish papers re-done and i'm a EU citizen just as if i have lived in poland the entire time?

How about taxes - i heard something about how the US will make me continue paying taxes even if i work in the UK. Does anyone know how this works?

Thanks!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
8 Nov 2007 /  #2
i heard something about how the US will make me continue paying taxes even if i work in the UK.

You will find some helpful information here.

ssa.gov/pubs/10180.html

you can find more information on google or another search engine.
randompal 7 | 306  
8 Nov 2007 /  #3
What is the procedure?

you need to fill out the necessary forms (available online from the Polish consulate in the US) and send them along with a fee, some passport photos of yourself, and your birth certificate (original), then just wait a few months for your passport to come in the mail.

In theory you are supposed to report your income to the IRS but once you start working abroad using the id of a foregin country (ie Poland) you are more or less "off radar," besides unless you are making serious cash I doubt the IRS would be interested in you

by the way your PESEL may come in handy so once you have a passport you will need a personal id card (dowód osobisty), but to get that you will need a permanent address in Poland. this is more or less how it works in chronological order:

1. Get your Polish passport
2. Go to Poland and get a relative to allow you to register as a resident at their place of residence (they will have to help you with the forms, sighn papers, etc)

3. Use this info to fill out a request for PESEL number
4. use the PESEL number to get a personal id (more paperwork)
Then once step 4 is completed, you should register OUT of your relatives place and go to England...technically you can be in England while most of this is taking place, you will have to periodically go back to sign forms, pick up ids, etc.

Good luck, this takes patience and the whole process should take about 6 months give or take a few months..

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