Alarming Phone Call - Patriot Act - Full Timers
Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:08 PM
The agent stated he did not know if it was a federal audit or their public auditors but that they (auditors) are quoting the Patriot Act. The agent stated just to fill out a change of address to point to a family member or friend. And we have 30 days!
I have many reservations about this. If I change it to my mothers (who passed) address, my step father who is living in a nursing home (both address would not be Texas) or my distant sister who is living in a different state then what happens during an audit of another sort?? I would than be dishonest on a official form, I would have claimed rights to vote and taxation in a state that I don't have legal residency, etc. Get the picture?
So, I'm going to close my Scottrade accounts and hope the other broker doesn't follow suit. This could effect banking, retirement, etc.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:15 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:06 AM
We have been thinking of just having an nu-in proved lot, with water, septic system and a pad for the coach. It would provide one with an RD address and a minimum tax bill, with a place to have a garden during the Northern summers. Then on the road for the cold weather,with possible trips during the summer when the garden needs less attention.
Kind of 3/4 timers !!!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:53 PM
"There are many things given to us in this life. What we do with such things; that is the true mark of a man!"
2005 Holiday Rambler Navigator
2007 Jeep Liberty in Coach Trailer
Traveling the country with two cats and a wife!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:51 PM
If you start to split all these pieces between several states then you are creating problems for yourself. You may get away with it for a while but eventually it is going to catch up with you. Besides, I've had personal friends forward mail and they did a good job but nothing works as well as a commercial operation.
We did have to change our brokers, not the firm, just a broker licensed to work in South Dakota when we made the move from Missouri to full timers. Now with our move to Texas we have a "home" address at our mobile home in our park. Again, we moved everything here, taxes, license, voting, investments, will, etc. The old days when you could be footloose and fancy free evaporated with the paranoia following 9-11-2001 and the creation of DHS.
Remember when you could walk anywhere in an airport, meet your friends as the walked off the airplane? Good luck walking into your grand children's school without a note from their parents! Some of our real old timers may remember when you didn't even need a drivers license to drive!!!! Things change and we have to change also. That's life and I choose life!
Tom and Louise Butler
2004 Monaco Windsor, Cummins 400 ISL
Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, Brakemaster, GMC Acadia, BikeE Recumbent Bicycles
After 9 1/2 years full time in our motor home and being Winter Texans we are now living at Sandpipers Resort in Edinburg, Texas. Now we are Summer Chickens!
"The tipi is much better to live in; always clean and warm in winter, cool in summer, easy to move... If the Great Spirit wanted men to live in one place he would have made the world stand still." -- Flying Hawk, South Dakota Oglala Sioux
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:34 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:21 AM
The Patriot Act and the anti-money laundering laws have made it almost impossible to do anything for a customer without a s&b address. There are so many laws covering every angle that it would be very difficult to carry a copy of all of them. Each company has a compliance officer who is responsible for the actions of the entire company.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:05 PM
For a Passport, you can use a P.O. Box provided you supply a physical address. That physical address can be a "In Care Of ***" address. Locally we have a city U.S. post office that will not deliver mail to a physical street address that contains a name that they do not recognize, but they will deliver it if it is addressed "In Care Of" a person whos name they do recognize. That "In Care Of" statement can be very important in legal documents requiring physical addresses..
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