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by ghibli
Sat May 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 158
Views: 36346

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

On the subject of heating: Does anyone have views/info about brands of calderas for heating with radiators? Also, does any one have info about installers, aka maestros, in the Valpo region? My web searches have been great - if you live in the us or europe, but not much help for
chile. Thanks.
by ghibli
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: REal estate tax question
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: REal estate tax question

I agree with everyone that trying to buy a property which has not been registered is a very bad idea. Also, please be wary of properties which are inheritances. Under chilean law, every member of the family who inherits must sign off on a transfer document. I don't recall the name of the document bu...
by ghibli
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Personal Income Tax Rates
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: Personal Income Tax Rates

Thanks paladin. So, I am supposing that form 22 is for individuals to file a tax return. I did not find that form on the SII website, or even reference to that form. You are right. It is very ambiguous. I have reached the three year time limit and will be paying for the first time. As I said before,...
by ghibli
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Personal Income Tax Rates
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: Personal Income Tax Rates

Thanks dmwbmw2. Still confused but less so. So using paladin's example, it should read 700.000 not 7.000.000? Also - anyone - please, where are the forms? I looked on the SII site and didn't find anything.
by ghibli
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Personal Income Tax Rates
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: Personal Income Tax Rates

Greetings. Although I don't wish to appear completely stupid, I have spent hours on the SII website and still do not know: What and how much is an "utm." Were exactly is the actual form to be filled out and filed? How exactly does one pay? All of my income is from outside of chile. Some is actually ...
by ghibli
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 2017 election round two: will you vote?
Replies: 115
Views: 3995

Re: 2017 election round two: will you vote?

My - completely nonscientific - experience has been that every one I've talked with will be voting for Pinera. Not so many actually like him, but they definitely don't like the other option. The culture range is from taxi drivers, cleaning ladies, through trade/service people to middle class enginee...
by ghibli
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: today's rant...
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: today's rant...

Yes ,chile does continue to amaze... Re the very high heels - yes they are very bad for the health and, IMO, not very comfortable... Re the carabineras - I actually admire them for being turned "impeccable" It makes me think they take pride in their work. Latam girls as well.... (although they can b...
by ghibli
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: New law on keeping pets
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: New law on keeping pets

I don't suppose there is much good in mentioning the rights of humans..... Truly, it's not the number or type of pets, it's the behavior of their owners. If any given 20 dogs or cats are well cared for and taught manners - fine! The problem is the trashy people wh get the cute puppy or kitty, don't ...
by ghibli
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Taxation of income for annual visits to Chile
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Taxation of income for annual visits to Chile

Greetings all. I find I am still confused about the chile tax obligation. I have decided after reading through the somewhat imprecise definition of three years that I have reached the mark and would be theoretically obliged for chile tax for calendar 2017. BUT, what exactly is taxable. I live on inc...
by ghibli
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Ceilings in the south
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Ceilings in the south

You can remove the shingles or what have you (techo exterior) put down some 2x3 sleepers w/ insulation in between, add a layer of OSB board and a layer of Tyvek, then replace your shingles or what have you roofing. That way you could keep the cool looking viga and wood ceiling. Not too difficult.
by ghibli
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying a new car
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Buying a new car

I bought a new car recently and received an =end of model year= type discount. The price was clearly quoted on the manufacturer's webpage. (I got a Kia) what was helpful is that the dealer paid the cost of the patente (license plate) the TAG (for toll roads) and some other little details. Also of in...