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    Quote Originally Posted by xp@ View Post
    If the owner is of 'pension' age, then one property is exempt from property taxes, i.e. you pay nothing. A married couple of pension age who own 2 properties - one registered to the husband and the other registered to the wife - are exempt from taxes on both properties.
    I'm not old enough to qualify for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    Hire an English-speaking accountant, then you don't have the hassle of dealing with different entities with different types of taxes, language and jargon difficulties, waiting in line at offices... Well worth it.
    That's a good idea but by then it's a bit too late if the tax amount is excessive. Nothing to be done about it at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freud View Post
    That's a good idea but by then it's a bit too late if the tax amount is excessive. Nothing to be done about it at that point.
    Give up your US citizenship, then you don't have to pay US taxes.
    If you trust the government you obviously failed history class. " George Carlin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freud View Post
    I'm not old enough to qualify for that.
    55 for women, 60 for men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xp@ View Post
    55 for women, 60 for men.
    I think that was what the ages were before they recently raised them. Either way, we aren't that old.

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    Google, or Yandex is your friend.
    https://www.expatica.com/ru/finance/...25%20to%202%25

    Russian property tax
    Russian property tax is paid by the owners at a maximum rate of 2% of the value of the property, depending on the value of the property as determined on 1 January:

    Lower than 300,000 p: 0.1%
    300,000–500,000 p: 0.1 to 0.3%
    500,000 p+: 0.3% to 2%

    There would be enough snow for a snowmobile, and the nearby Volga freezes over. I even drove a car on it, to an island for some sashlik.
    If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freud View Post
    I think that was what the ages were before they recently raised them. Either way, we aren't that old.
    The ages remain the same for property tax purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    Google, or Yandex is your friend.
    https://www.expatica.com/ru/finance/...25%20to%202%25

    Russian property tax
    Russian property tax is paid by the owners at a maximum rate of 2% of the value of the property, depending on the value of the property as determined on 1 January:

    Lower than 300,000 p: 0.1%
    300,000–500,000 p: 0.1 to 0.3%
    500,000 p+: 0.3% to 2%

    There would be enough snow for a snowmobile, and the nearby Volga freezes over. I even drove a car on it, to an island for some sashlik.

    .3 to 2 percent is a pretty big range but we wouldn't have to pay it for many years so the tax can't be too bad. Thanks!

    I just assume we would need to move back for medical care but who knows? I think the paid care we got has been pretty good. How do you feel about the medical care there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freud View Post
    .3 to 2 percent is a pretty big range but we wouldn't have to pay it for many years so the tax can't be too bad. Thanks!

    I just assume we would need to move back for medical care but who knows? I think the paid care we got has been pretty good. How do you feel about the medical care there?
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...m-ranking.aspx

    The US health care is the most expensive and lest effective among the richest nations. I read some where that 200,000 people die every year from medical malpractice. Doctors are paid for by big drug companies and like to prescribe drugs by the company that give them kickbacks or bonuses. In the US they treat you, they don't cure you. That would be bad for business. But watch out for private medical centers here. They too just try to get you coming back for more treatments. I tried it a couple of times and after going to a state hospital was cured quickly. I even went to the American Medical Center and got the run around and a bill of 14,000 rubles (the ruble was at 23 to the dollar at the time) and wasn't cured. So I went to the Russian clinic and the young doctor cured me after the first visit and it cost 1,400 rubles. I feel that both my mother and brother's lives were cut short by doctors in America. It's best to stay away from doctors no matter where you are, if anyone knows how to kill people it's doctors.
    If you trust the government you obviously failed history class. " George Carlin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...m-ranking.aspx

    The US health care is the most expensive and lest effective among the richest nations. I read some where that 200,000 people die every year from medical malpractice. Doctors are paid for by big drug companies and like to prescribe drugs by the company that give them kickbacks or bonuses. In the US they treat you, they don't cure you. That would be bad for business. But watch out for private medical centers here. They too just try to get you coming back for more treatments. I tried it a couple of times and after going to a state hospital was cured quickly. I even went to the American Medical Center and got the run around and a bill of 14,000 rubles (the ruble was at 23 to the dollar at the time) and wasn't cured. So I went to the Russian clinic and the young doctor cured me after the first visit and it cost 1,400 rubles. I feel that both my mother and brother's lives were cut short by doctors in America. It's best to stay away from doctors no matter where you are, if anyone knows how to kill people it's doctors.
    Yeah, I'm not enamored with US health care. And it's likely to get even worse. But for very specialized procedures like heart surgeries or such, I'd still probably trust US doctors more. Although I suspect Moscow in particular has some of the very best specialists.

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    Also, as an FYI, there are two major projects planned for Tver. There's a new rail line that will be constructed south of the city and a new highway that will go north of the city. They have general locations mapped out but it seems the plans are still in flux.

    Anyway, it appears the house I posted as an example is near the planned rail line. The wife checked into it more - there will be a rail station below Tver as well. The line is intended to have 96 trains pass through per day. That averages out to one train every 15 minutes. And the fastest trains are supposed to be traveling at 400kph. So yeah, we would have to be careful to avoid that area.

    Here's a video of a similar sort of train in France making a high speed run. Gives an idea of how loud they are:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHK4jIl6eI

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