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Lima Echo Alfa Help - The Phonetic Alphabet Intro

I had known of the phonetic alphabet when I lived in the USA of course, the military, police and aviation industry used them, we all saw it on TV and film. I had never before been asked to spell anything over the phone with this system, until I moved to the UK.

Your Expatriate Tax Return and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

What are the IRS’s thoughts on your expatriate tax return?

“Tax secrecy continues to erode. We are not letting up on international tax issues, and more is in the works. For those hiding cash or assets offshore, the time to come in is now. The risk of being caught will only increase.”

- IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman

Greenback Expat Tax Services Warns American Expats

With the June 15th Expat Tax Deadline Looming, The US Government is Lending you a Second Chance at Compliancy. With the IRS’s focus on US expat taxes on the rise, Americans living abroad should take advantage of a second (and maybe last) opportunity to become compliant.

US vs UK Keyboards Layouts and How to Type the pound/euro/other symbols

You've somehow managed to have a US desktop/laptop keyboard with a UK settings OR vice versa, but what's the difference in keyboard layouts? The major difference you'll probably notice first when typing are the @ and " keys beings swapped, and the US keyboard layout has a second Alt key instead of the UK AltGr key 1 "

Choosing Pet Insurance

Whether you've brought your pet from the USA on the pet passport scheme or you've adopted a new pet after moving to the UK, pet insurance is something you'll want to consider. Pet insurance is affordable and can literally be a lifesaver for your family. People commonly go for the cheapest budget insurance quote, but that's not always the best choice.

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