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  1. I do not completely understand this. What I read seems to indicate that Form 706-NA pertains to estate tax liability for excess of $60,000 for “Estate of nonresident not a citizen of the United States”. In other words, the nonresident decedent would not be a USA citizen. I believe most of us are interested in estate tax liability when the decedent is a USA citizen but the surviving nonresident spouse is not a USA citizen. Reading Publication 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators, does not clear this up for me. As it does not seem to cover USA citizens property being passed down to a nonresident alien spouse. What am I missing..? Not sure on that as this is specific to the death of someone who is not a US citizen or resident and is pertinent to funds held in US accounts at time of death where estate taxes are liable on amounts over $60k. I assume for US citizens the normal exemption applies which is $5.49m I believe. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. My Amphur just accepted a locally done translation. What they were looking for was Thai translations of my name plus parents names so important to make sure they use correct ones if already done - if they give a different translation for your name on birth certificate than appears on any other official document such as Thai Marriage Cert you will have problems.
  3. My wife never forgets a birthday as it is an excuse for a party - last year it was a 'surprise' party for me so none of my friends got invited though loads of hers showed up.
  4. He forgot option five in the Thai handbook of Unelected Power - coup, tear up rules and write your own giving yourself unlimited authority.
  5. If they were Thai coins he had better get skates on before someone reports him under 112. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  6. It was the UK who were trying to get Turkey into the EU in the first place against opposition from most of the rest of EU. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-10767768
  7. They were not on on Sat - junction there was still blocked with concrete barriers.
  8. I don't know where those figures come from in the last graphic but they are pretty much laughable - having worked in airfreight for many years, there is no way the numbers are that low and I would wager a bet that there are more newspapers and periodicals flown out of LHR daily than are showing as being sent in a year in that pic. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Looks like we might miss out of this one as well. http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-and-japan-negotiators-seal-trade-agreement/ Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  10. If you turn left at the top of Klang there is a u-turn just before SSCC where you can either go straight across to Numchai or a bit further and turn into NPW.
  11. But the EU constitution was scrapped after been rejected and not adopted at all. The later replacement was ratified by Ireland after article 29 was amended to allow the govt to do so, a referendum did ok the change with over 60% approving it.
  12. To be fair, and this is dragging things off topic, i have had to force myself to be less courteous here than I was back in the UK since it can be more dangerous than trying to 'fit in'. The number of times I used to stop to let someone cross in front of me and seen them nearly taken out by a motorbike shooting down either side without being able to see them was getting ridiculous.
  13. They do however live in the British Isles.
  14. The Chinese are coming and, since there are millions of them, the comparably few westerns here do not matter. As with most things here the reality on the ground bears little resemblance to the figures that the powers that be are working on which is a very simple calculation of each tourist spends a set amount of money and though Chinese the tourists may spend less, though even that is questionable in the dubious figures used, there are many times more of them.
  15. Though export figures may be up due to the drop in sterling there is clearly something worrying about the UK economy as a whole http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/30/household-saving-drops-fresh-low-uk-growth-engine-cools/ Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect