Monday, September 24, 2012

Trip From McAllen to San Antonio

Headed out around 9 a.m. from the rv park and hit a snag on the way.   The freeway was shut down before the 281 due to an overturned truck and and oil spill.  Took thirty minutes to get through it.   Stopped to gas up, get a bite and then headed up the 281.
Kind of a boring drive but I had time to review my talk for this week.   Got to the hotel here in San Antonio near the airport and met up with my boss.  I hadn't met her in person until today.  A very nice and helpful person.   I think this is going to work out well.   She is very organized and knows what she is doing.
I expressed my concerns about the culture shock and she said she didn't see any problems, be myself and use common sense and all would be okay.
Roc asked about tax consequences.   I already file in both countries and it will be a matter of reporting the income.   From the start I am putting aside money for taxes.  My accountant in the U.S. is advising me and of course he does my taxes here.   We will decide before the year is up how I will file as I am an independent consultant and work for myself.   Another reason for this work is to beef up my social security here in the U.S.  I have received statements over the years from the SS and  I do have an okay account but I also maintain my SS at home too.  
We are headed out for dinner with other presenters and my sales rep from the valley.  It should be an interesting conversation although  I am not much of a talker :)


  1. Yes, you have to learn to speak up Chris!

    The good thing about this is you will be able to claim all your travel, RV park and meal expenses on your USA taxes. You may end up paying no more than Romney for taxes!

  2. Thanks for the response. I had forgot about the rental income.

    rocmoc n AZ/Mexico