Chile: second run

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scandinavian
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Re: Chile: second run

Post by scandinavian » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:35 pm

tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:25 am
While the rate is increasing, in my understanding, here in Chile there's a limit to the "Renta imponible" of about 2500€ per month. That limit doesn't exist in Portugal. Since my income is higher that that - even when accounting for "gastos presuntos" - te Chilean system is the cheaper option for me.

Trust me, I really did run my numbers on this. :-)
But why would you choose Portugal? You could pick an independent expat pension scheme...

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by Britkid » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:16 pm

I think it's possible to pay taxes and then claim them back later, in order that you have a record in the system of being a tax payer which may be useful for getting bank accounts for example, and other things.

I think I have seen posts on the forum to this effect, and I think I discussed the possibility with the SII once. I even got a form and started looking into it, and I think I gave up when I realized it was going to take hours and hours of effort.

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by tiagoabner » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:50 pm

scandinavian wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:35 pm
tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:25 am
While the rate is increasing, in my understanding, here in Chile there's a limit to the "Renta imponible" of about 2500€ per month. That limit doesn't exist in Portugal. Since my income is higher that that - even when accounting for "gastos presuntos" - te Chilean system is the cheaper option for me.

Trust me, I really did run my numbers on this. :-)
But why would you choose Portugal? You could pick an independent expat pension scheme...
Portugal was the last country I lived at, so that's why I'm using it as a comparison. I haven't really explored independent expat pension plans, but I'll check them out.

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by tiagoabner » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:47 pm

Another quick question that I couldn't find the answer to: is there any kind of tax deduction or credit from donating to charity/non-profits on Chile?

I saw the firefighter guys asking for donations last week and I think I'll send a donation their way, so I might as well get a tax credit, if that's a thing. Going to do it either way.

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by Parkside » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 am

tiagoabner wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:54 pm
We're looking forward to renting a pet-friendly place in a specific area, but our experience with Chilean real estate agents was pretty lackluster. We actually ended up renting from a fellow forumite last time, but his place had a no-pets policy, and now we've a kitten with us.
Hey Tiagoabner, we're also looking at finding a place to rent that is pet friendly. Would love to exchange any information you find. I'll keep you posted on anything I learn. PM me with updates when you find anything. :-)

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by tiagoabner » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:05 pm

Quick update. We've been in Chile for exactly three months now, and our visa paperwork is still not showing at Consultas Extranjería. It has been two and a half months since we sent the forms through the mail. It shows as received at their "Check with your mail code" thing, so I think they just happen to be overwhelmed as s*#t, mostly due to the "regularización" thing they're doing for illegals.

I'll keep you posted on how long it'll take.

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by Spudzilla » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:57 pm

I am coming up on 5 months, application still not accepted by extranjaria.

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Re: Chile: second run

Post by tiagoabner » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:51 pm

Spudzilla wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:57 pm
I am coming up on 5 months, application still not accepted by extranjaria.
Ouch! OK, guess I'll need to be really (REALLY) patient, then.

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