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Waltercito replied to the thread Pistol Permit on the Colombia forum on August 20, 2014:
boston05 initially posted:
Anyone know the procedure for applying for pistol permit . Do you need residency ,visa etc . Moving down to Baq this fall with my wife (costenos ) and children , Do you need to be citizen , visa holder ? Educated answer to the question appreciated , don't need liberal b/s about guns kill people , just info . Thx
Waltercito replied 2 hours ago with:
baq2013, Yo creo que usted tiene confuso. Tambien, yo creo que usted no tiene comprension de ingles suficientemente para entender las teorias y filosifias al fondo de muchos commentarios. Con permiso, yo recomend que usted escuche, y pregunte un amigo gringo para mas explicaciones. Please pardon my Spanish, but there are deeper issues than vocabulary here; I think you're missing the undercurrents due to language differences. Calmate, amigo, y observe. Con respeto, W.
baq2013 replied 2 hours ago with:
And you were reported as abusive for that reason!! For call people ass:;)$le!!
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briloop replied to the thread Taxes on the Colombia forum:
rafapark initially posted:
Hi: How are you guys dealing with tax liability in Colombia? Assuming your are legally in Colombia I understand that if you live in Colombia for more than 6 months you are considered resident for tax purposes and must declare all your assets ( including property and investments) that you have in the US to the DIAN ( the Colombia equivalent to IRS). With the new agreement that the Colombian government has with the US on financial information, the DIAN could track your things in the US and tax you for it. Colombia taxes wealth so this would be a tax you do not pay in the US. How are you dealing with this? or am I missinformed?
briloop replied 10 hours ago with:
gregfarrell, Thank you for your input. On your next post, could you please address the issue of the "five year tax exemption" for foreigners, and whether or not it is still in effect?
gregfarrell replied 10 hours ago with:
Net wealth/net worth tax A presumptive minimum income is calculated annually at the rate of 3% on the tax payers net worth held in the year immediately preceding the taxable year at issue. Certain assets may be excluded from this calculation , such as shares in Colombian companies, and the individual residence (up to a certain dollar amount) - about US $120,000. This is the amount each individual would have as a deduction as each person files separately, and not jointly. For 2013 taxes, you would have had more than about US $120,000 in a residence to have a tax liability. A net worth tax was introduced in 2011 on the worldwide net worth of taxpayers held on 1 January 2011, where the assets of taxpayer assets were valued at more than COP 3 billion - about US $1,569,000. The rate of the tax ranges from 0% to 6% and is payable in 8 installments in fiscal years 2011 through 2014. As a former tax chief, I will dispel the rumors that I am reading on this site by producing an English version of the tax form required for pensioners and people who have invested in a property in Colombia and are living here for free so you don't have to pay an attorney or other tax accountant who has their own agenda and charges more than they should. I will also be referencing the Colombia tax law, also converted to English.
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Pacho1983 replied to the thread Coming to medellin on the Colombia forum:
joeymedellin initially posted:
Morning for all who are thinking Colombia, make sure you take a close look at Medellin, Colombia. The weather and the culture here is fantastic. I have been here three years and have all intention of staying. joeymedellin
Pacho1983 replied on August 19, 2014 with:
White from the USA! That is an odd statement.
chilango replied on August 19, 2014 with:
every white person that is from Europe in ALL of Colombia, is called a GRINGO. this guy has NO clue.
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Alemona34 replied to the thread Popayan to Medellin on the Colombia forum on August 18, 2014:
Alemona34 initially posted:
Hi folks, This is my first post on the forum, and I'm brimming with questions, but here's the first one: We're going to be visiting family in Popayan in December and I'd like to take a trip to Medellin. We're a family of five (two kids under four, two adults, and one grandma). Wondering how long it would take to go from Popyan to Medellin, and the best way to travel. Should we fly, overnight bus, take a car? I'm wanting to check out Medellin because we're trying to determine where to settle when we move to Colombia in about a year's time. We have family in Popayan and Villavo, but we definitely don't want to live in Villavo. Would be great to see Cali, Medellin, and Popayan on this trip, but I may be taking on too much. Thanks for your responses and thoughts. - SQ
Alemona34 replied on August 18, 2014 with:
Also, I get that these two cities are over 300 miles apart. Are we talking a week to drive it, stopping in different locations?
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chilango replied to the thread American Football on the Colombia forum on August 18, 2014:
zak023 initially posted:
I did a search and did not find anything about this.. .. Where in Medellin can I find a sports bar that will have American Football on TV ? Can anyone recommend a place to go on Sundays ??
chilango replied on August 18, 2014 with:
here in the centro in medellin, they have a sports book where you can bet on all the nfl baseball soccer games. plus they have all the games on.
zak023 replied on August 16, 2014 with:
OK ..Good Deal !! Thanks.. I will check out both places next month when the season starts..
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enretiro replied to the thread taxes and fees on import household on the Colombia forum on August 17, 2014:
enretiro initially posted:
I will be returning to Colombia after many years in US, does anyone knows if they applied law 1565 Plan Retorno? that states: Returnees are exempt from all taxes and import duties levied on entry into the country of the following goods: a) Household goods up to two thousand four Units Tax Value (UVT 2400), $ 35,000 dollars. Which international shipper is better? Thanks
enretiro replied on August 17, 2014 with:
Hi suadel, what papers did you have to present to the consulate to get the letter or certificate for the taxes? Do they classify your return? I read the law stated 4 types. I jus want to go back. Thank you.
enretiro replied on August 17, 2014 with:
Unclejack, please tell me the name of mover or company that move your items. Thanks
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bigjailerman replied to the thread PET TRANSPORT on the Colombia forum on August 17, 2014:
bigjailerman initially posted:
Had anyone successfully brought their dog over? I'm looking to find the cheapest way to bring my digg here to Monteria (or barranquilla, our Cartagena) without breaking the bank. Three cheapest thing I've found that American would bring her to Bogota for 1500 usd.. Its seems a little outrageous to me.. Any input would be helpful.. She's a forty pound border collie, 4 years old, healthy no issues.. Thanks
bigjailerman replied on August 17, 2014 with:
You're absolutely correct with using United. I an deFinitely using them I'm going nacho to new York for a coulee of months and bringing my dog back via United. I'm flying back into Monteria so i will work the routing. If worse comes to worse id fly into barranquilla or Bathsheba rent a car and drive down... I might even find a van to bring us back if we can't fly in directly. Gonna storm out the details in the next few days...very much appreciated to everyone and Walter is right on
Waltercito replied on August 17, 2014 with:
*joband* Thank you for participating in this forum in such a positive way; I acknowledge your diligent efforts in assisting another member.
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brson replied to the thread Help finding chili and lemons on the Colombia forum:
rumplejesusskin initially posted:
Hi. I just moved to Bogotá a week ago. I have searched over a dozen stores for yellow lemons and ANY type of green chili... Serrano, hatch, poblano, Anaheim, Chilaca, Pasilla,,, hell i cant even find a jalapeno here... Being from the green chili capital of the world (New Mexico) I am really starting to get withdrawal symptoms. Also is there another name for yellow lemons here? People stare at me like I am crazy when I ask for yellow lemons.
brson replied on August 16, 2014 with:
I'm told yellow lemons are limones Criollas here. -- Priscilla
brson replied on August 16, 2014 with:
Lord, I wish we had something comparable in Medellin! Even though the reviews complain variously about high prices, bad service, cash only and Sunday closure. A reviewer commented that for the price of meals here, you might as well invest in plane tickets to Mexico. However, just the store next door would be a pleasure. Our family spent a large portion of our lives immersed in Mexican culture and found fondness for as well as Tex/Mex, New Mex/Mex, Cal/Mex and whatever. Now we import everything from tortillas to refritos and chiles for regular meals of tacos, enchiladas and burritos. We find most attempts at Mexican food in Colombia atrocious and overpriced. At least here in Avocado-land we can make a sensational guacamole! Stop by for brindis, totopos and aprovechen -- Priscilla
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soystar1 replied to the thread To Soystart1 on the Colombia forum on August 16, 2014:
Pacho1983 initially posted:
Thank you for being so thorough to the inquiry about Arnenia. I too am looking for a possible place to locate myself in Colombia. I think you mentioned how much apartments cost per month, do you have any figures on houses. I would like to purchase if at all it is withing my budget.
soystar1 replied on August 16, 2014 with:
It's soystar1 not soystart1 ja ja I am fortunate not to have been put under the knife here. I am rather healthy (knocking on wood). However, that being said: I have had Colombian friends here that have small surgeries here and have had no complaints. Here in Colombia you can't just show up and expect service at the clinics. Paperwork, referral, another referral and then appointment. Something to get used to here. Please remember that your local EPS is where you will receive your basic medical treatments which includes both dental and medical care here. Your local pharmacies can fill almost any prescription and can give you the medication OTC. TIP: Exito and Olimpica the major supermarkets here are always going for your business and now over up to 20% on meds. THought you might like to know that. While at these two supermarket chains ask to get on their reward cards so that you can add up bonus points towards future purchases. You don't even have to show them a card just give them your C.E. number. Hope this helps. By the way medical care here is cheap and you don't have to mortgage your house as in the USA.
Pacho1983 replied on August 15, 2014 with:
Thank you so much for your response. Obviously you have taken the time to become familiar with the area. Do you have any info on quality of hospital care.
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GadoGadoGal replied to the thread Drugs/search cross reference on the Colombia forum:
spank12 initially posted:
I tried searching on previous posts, someone had found a website, that cross/ referenced names of American brand drugs into Spanish counter parts.. Please if you could repost, local store not much helps. Thank-you Gary
GadoGadoGal replied on August 15, 2014 with:
Here's the previous post: http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm?tpcid=3387727&dbname=ee&frmid=190&forumid=0&shared=N&skey=Colombian%20names%20for%20Medicines The website shared was: http://www.drugs.com/international/
bigjailerman replied on August 02, 2014 with:
https://www.cignaclientresources.com/plansupport/information/rxdruglists/default.aspx im in the same boat to some extent, this helped me. I have pdf if you want me to send it pm me to where.. im looking for a more interactive list though
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