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by louisejersey
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 4602

Thanks everyone, my OAP can be paid anywhere in the world (or so the blurb says) Can't check on my occupational pension till Monday,so fingers crossed. x
by louisejersey
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 4602

Bank Accounts

Hi everyone, despite being told by my bank (Barclays) that I would be able to continue using my accounts when I move to Crete, I have now been told that because I am a resident in an offshore Banking jurisdiction (Jersey) and not just keeping my money here. They no longer want my custom when I come ...
by louisejersey
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: St malo to Ancona
Replies: 0
Views: 2881

St malo to Ancona

Hi, I was whiling away a boring winters afternoon at work yesterday using the Michelin Route Planner to "Wishful think" our journey spring 2015 when we (hopefully) will be driving down to Crete. Thinking of treating it as a holiday and taking 2 to 3 weeks to get there (including a few days...
by louisejersey
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Will it be possible to retire to Crete on this figure?
Replies: 37
Views: 7569

We have different tax laws here, I'm sure I will be paying slightly more in Crete, but I am expecting it. We pay 20% here.
Another big difference is rent. an average 2 bedroom flat to rent here is £1500/£1700 a month. I'm hoping a cheaper rent and cost of living will slightly offset higher tax?
by louisejersey
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Will it be possible to retire to Crete on this figure?
Replies: 37
Views: 7569

No :) . Because of the lack of non double taxation agreement. I've always expected to have to become a greek resident and pay tax. I would have to pay tax on my pension if I stayed in Jersey, so it's swings and roundabouts. Only major flaw I can see, is that if I stay away from Jersey for more than ...
by louisejersey
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Will it be possible to retire to Crete on this figure?
Replies: 37
Views: 7569

Thank you everyone, some very valuable information. Unfortunately we don't own property here, so will just be swopping one rent for another.Also ,because Jersey doesn't have a "non double taxation" agreement with Greece, I have to sever all ties here to avoid being taxed here, and in Crete...
by louisejersey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Will it be possible to retire to Crete on this figure?
Replies: 37
Views: 7569

Thank You!
by louisejersey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Will it be possible to retire to Crete on this figure?
Replies: 37
Views: 7569

Will it be possible to retire to Crete on this figure?

Hi, a couple of years ago,I asked advice on retiring to Crete on my pension. I had lots of helpfull replies,and have been reading the Cost Of Living posts with great interest, I have now been given a pretty accurate forecast figure of my pension if I retire in a year,and would love to hear if member...
by louisejersey
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Number
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Thank you. Most helpful! Louise. x
by louisejersey
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Number
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Well as I feared,my accountant hasn't got back to me,and I don't have lots of time left to sort this. Am I right in thinking that you have to have a tax number related to the area in which I will be living(eg East Crete)? If so,could anyone recommend another accountant I could get in touch with in t...
by louisejersey
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Number
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

That's great. Thanks everyone.
by louisejersey
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Number
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Tax Number

Hi, is it possible to get a tax Number without being present (i.e can someone get it on your behalf) and if so how do you go about it? I've e mailed an accountant but so far have had no repy! Thanks . Louise
by louisejersey
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Number
Replies: 22
Views: 4346

Thank you.!
by louisejersey
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Number
Replies: 22
Views: 4346

Tax Number

Hi Everyone. We are hopefully coming to live in Crete when I retire in about a year.Ages ago,I was in touch with a local insurance company re Private health insurance just to get an idea how much to budget for.(Not covered by IKA as i'm not a full EU citizen) I got a quote I was happy with,and have ...
by louisejersey
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ikea
Replies: 52
Views: 16067

Thanks everyone,very informative! xx

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