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panamajames replied to the thread Boquette rentals or Accommodation on the Panama forum on September 02, 2014:
Carene60 initially posted:
Hi Would appreciate any info on a rental for 3 mature ladies from Canada in Boquette. From 4 DEC to 4 Jan. Question- we would have loved to stay by the ocean- does the humidity get less at this time of the year? Carene
panamajames replied 2 hours ago with:
Just a reminder that Boquete is in the mountains, at least 45 minutes away from the ocean and the beach and about 10 to 15 degrees cooler, 80 instead of 90 to 95. Humidity is the same year round at the ocean.......HIGH
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panamajames replied to the thread Accommodation Boquette on the Panama forum on September 02, 2014:
Carene60 initially posted:
Hi ARe there any other unique places with for instance cabins and a pool similar to this one? Love staying in places like this.. Unique Boquete River Inn
panamajames replied 2 hours ago with:
Yes, there are many of them. Boquete is a destination location to all manner of hotel, apartment, casita, cabina, or rooms available, with and without pools and exercise locations. New ones appear every week it seems..........
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jkgood replied to the thread Corporate Taxes on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
jkgood initially posted:
Moving my company from Canada to Panama was wondering what the taxes are for profit? I already know the company has to pay Corporations in Panama pay 300.00 per year to the government and 150.00 to the attorney: total 450.00 maintenance fee. Is there any other taxes such as what you made for profit?
jkgood replied on September 01, 2014 with:
thanks I found the answer. Minimum income tax calculation can be used, by which the 25% rate is applied to the net taxable income that arises after deducting 95.33% from the gross taxable income. Small businesses benefit from a calculation over a combination of the personal and the corporate tax rate.
MushroomMike replied on September 01, 2014 with:
There are two countries on this planet that tax their citizens on everything they earn in any other country, even if those citizens are non-residents of those two countries. They are "The Land of the Free' (U.S.A.), and Eritrea. There is a pretty good chart on this reference page (Icannot attest to its accuracy): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_taxation
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MushroomMike replied to the thread Pensionado income requirement on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
stdfh initially posted:
First, let me vent and say I've had two really dumb lawyers in Panama. They were worth exactly every penny I've paid to date: zero. It's hard to comprehend so much varied and conflicting info from just two sources. Now,I have two questions: 1) Am I allowed to combine social security benefits and a private pension to reach the $1,000 requirement for pensionado status? (One of the attorneys has said NO) If the answer to that 1st question is NO, then I need not pursue this any further. I actually have more income from other sources, but it seems the immigration department clearly won't count that. If the answer to question 1 is, Yes, then I must setup question 2) My pension is from a union, not a company or corporation, and is backed by the U.S. taxpayer, per a l974 law. The problem is the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will not provide a letter-of-good-standing or a letter certifying "existence" of the pension plan. The DOL's position is that the information can easily be found online, which it can, by locating form 5500 that must be filed yearly for a specific pension plan such as mine. The Trust that administers the pension has written a letter stating the monthly amount of the pension, that it IS for life, and the date I retired. So, now question 2); Will this suffice for the Panamanian Immigration department? Thanks ahead for any replies!
MushroomMike replied on September 01, 2014 with:
Geez, what great lawyers! Maybe you should try a third lawyer? At the present time I am planning on using Tanya Coronado at PTY Lawyers for my visa. http://ptylawyers.com/
Panamajack replied on September 01, 2014 with:
Good morning---only 2--I'm on number 4 and still not doing that well. I have my pensionado status (2008) but having extreme troubles with property titles. You can combine incomes to meet the requirement and I would say that any "confirmation" of income would suffice as long as you get the "stamps" ie authenticated etc. I love Panama but the legal systems are completely backwards and interpretation of the rules are at the whim of the official.
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mirthpro posted STORAGE on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
Anyone familiar with The Private Bank Vault? Would appreciate feedback, good/bad if you have experience with them, thanks!
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CAJUNMAN68 posted GRINGO MOVING on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
My family and I are looking at moving to Panama within the year. I would like somewhere with a very nice breeze but close to a beautiful beach.rent first instead of buying. We would probably My kids speak no Spanish so will be looking for international school. Also, I am retired Army and now own a tattoo shop which I would plan on doing there also. Any info provided would be helpfull. I am full of questions.
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panamarelocationtours replied to the thread Rentals in Boquette on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
JoeDeFazio initially posted:
We are interested in renting for 4-6 weeks. possibly mid Feb. to end of March. Any recommendations?
panamarelocationtours replied on September 01, 2014 with:
My mother manage's some of the expat's rental properties. She may have something available for you. www.ZenGardenRentals.com
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lrose replied to the thread Lawyer on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
jkgood initially posted:
Hello everyone looking for a lawyer in Panama, I have contacted two so far and has been over a week and no reply. I even offered money upofront to answer some important questions. Are they too busy or too laid back. Any suggestions? James
lrose replied on September 01, 2014 with:
Dear James. My name is Lizi Rose. I am a lawyer in Panama. I will be glad to assist you. I can be reached at 507-68410135 or we can schedule a skype call. My handle is lizi.rose. Please feel free to visit my website www.rogo.com.pa Best regards
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pfjordan replied to the thread Visiting Panama Looking for a Guide on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
pfjordan initially posted:
I will be visiting Panama in a few months. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a guide service for a day or 2 to get the lay of the land. Many Thanks
pfjordan replied on September 01, 2014 with:
We are interested in the pacific coast area. You can email me at doctorpjm@aol.com for more details.
jonoyakker replied on August 30, 2014 with:
They are good folks and happen to be the #1 rated on TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294480-d2208999-Reviews-Panama_RoadRunner-Panama_City_Panama_Province.html Jon
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jessehenderson replied to the thread best place/ quakers on the Panama forum on September 01, 2014:
mjudy initially posted:
Hi, Im moving to Panama, hopefully in October 2014. I know it's a big place, but any suggestions on where to live? It will be me and my 17 yo daughter. I work online, so anywhere with an internet connection, pref. close to the beach......and a real bonus would be a quaker group! Hope to hear from you all soon :)
jessehenderson replied on September 01, 2014 with:
Think about your desires. Based on your answer will tell you where to live based on many years in Panama. 1. you already have stated you want near the sea so that is a start. 2. Medical care is first class in Panama City but iffy elsewhere so you should not locate more than 1 1/2 hours from help. 3. Is your life style, a.middle class. b. upper middle class. c. used to first class with all amenities. If you will kindly give me the above answers will really try to help you decide. It is very nice you are seeking help in advance. Those who do not get located into their usual life style do not last long in Panama. Kind regards, Ed.
snyderman replied on August 28, 2014 with:
Coronado is where I live.6 minutes to beach-6 minutes to town with 4 markets and banks - One hour plus to Panama City with major medical facilities. Look at my home on TryPanama.com(the one on the golf course) (lots of gringos and lots of diverseness)
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