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Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:35 pm
by scandinavian
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...

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:16 pm
by Britkid
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.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:50 pm
by tiagoabner
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.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:47 pm
by tiagoabner
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.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 am
by Parkside
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. :-)

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:05 pm
by tiagoabner
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.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:57 pm
by Spudzilla
I am coming up on 5 months, application still not accepted by extranjaria.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:51 pm
by tiagoabner
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.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:11 pm
by tiagoabner
Four months in. My visa application still doesn't show on their online system, but my wife's has been approved and it's ready to be "estampada". I've managed to connect to Extranjeria's phone system after 245 calls, and I'm trying to sort this out. Fun times!

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:41 pm
by tiagoabner
My temporary visa was approved today. I've scheduled an hour for December 12 to get it estampado, and I'll go to PDI to register it the same day. If I'm REALLY lucky, I may be able to fit Registro Civil the same day, but I'm not counting on that. Hopefully I'll have my new cédula by the beginning of January.

The next step of the Saga is to find a bank that's currently getting cuenta vista to temporary visa holders. I've read that there are a couple of them doing it, so I'll make a list to shop around. Banco Estado is really crappy, and the limits are too low for larger purchases (IE. a car). I'll also start as an independiente on January to get started with taxes.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:26 pm
by GAminer
tiagoabner wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:41 pm
My temporary visa was approved today. I've scheduled an hour for December 12 to get it estampado, and I'll go to PDI to register it the same day. If I'm REALLY lucky, I may be able to fit Registro Civil the same day, but I'm not counting on that. Hopefully I'll have my new cédula by the beginning of January.

The next step of the Saga is to find a bank that's currently getting cuenta vista to temporary visa holders. I've read that there are a couple of them doing it, so I'll make a list to shop around. Banco Estado is really crappy, and the limits are too low for larger purchases (IE. a car). I'll also start as an independiente on January to get started with taxes.
From my understanding you can open a cuenta vista in any bank. You should make an appointment for the PDI if in santiago. I was told by some other foreign friends that they are only attending that way now.

Re: Chile: second run

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:57 pm
by tiagoabner
I believe you're right. I'll create an account at Reserva de Horas PDI and give it a shot.