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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Sep 2008

    AZV taxation

    A lot of retirees lately have been getting bills for AZV (called social tax).
    I saw on the AZV website (which is down not) that if you do not
    have income in Aruba - you don't have to pay the taxes.

    Can anyone direct me to a website or accountant/lawyer who
    can explain it to me?

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Any Aruba beach...
    Would hope they could answer your question directly via phone.

    AZV Algemene Ziektekosten Verzekering
    Seroe Blanco
    Tel: 588-3499
    Facsimile 588-3492
    (Noord)Orangestad Aruba
    Tel: 527-9900
    Fax: 583-0977

    (Noord)Orangestad Aruba

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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    I have called them 3 times already. The first time - I went thru connecting to 5 people who never answered their phone and then got someone who couldn't speak english.

    The second time I tried to call to set up an appointment - the people who were supposed to know this stuff - again no answer for 3 people then I finally
    gave up when the operator transferred me to someone else who picked up the
    phone and must have just put the reciever down - heard a conversation and then about 4 minutes later they hung up - operator tried again - phone was busy.

    The third time - even had a name - again person not there - gave my number and name - they have not called back.

    From what I have heard from other US retirees - they are not reconsidering staying in Aruba. With the retirement accounts declining 50% plus
    and getting taxed in the US for say 28% - they can't afford any more
    taxation on top of that.

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    Jan 2008
    My swimming pool with a 7/7 or in my boat with a fishing rod looking in at Malmok.
    Any of these should be able to give you good advice, but they of course charge you, so you should share the cost with your friends in the same situation:

    ERNST & YOUNG 582-4050

    KPMG 525-5764

    DELOITTE 582-6235


    They all have International taxations experts.


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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    Thanks for the information. We are seeing one of them today.
    The thing about the AZV tax - is when you move here - you have
    to have proof of outside insurance. We have had international
    insurance which might not exempt us from the tax....

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