Sep 6, 2004, 1:04 PM
Post #19 of 33
To abq: If I was getting the message from the "Migra", I would save my atm receipts, all grocery receipts from our little mercado in town, Costco receipts, Telmex, water, gas, and so on.
If you have car work done, just like I had today and paid 1045 pesos to have the front brakes re-done, this receipt would get saved by you.
That is how you should do it.
And start now asking for and collecting your receipts. This is the advice I have given locals here, and it is working fine for them.
Also, this area here has a ton of people who have built homes here, but haven't retired here. They are in their 40's and 50's. This is the major population group here in Los Barriles.
The next group are in their late 50's and early 60's. This is the next highest percentile here. They have nice homes here too, but are only here for 6 or so months from late Oct thru May.
Again, these 2 groups have FM-3's but don't collect SS or a pension yet. Their bank statements reflect a high salary or equivalent monthly deposits.
The group that is having the hardest time here, complying with the migra, is the truly retired couple on a minimum pension/ SS deposits who are renting(owning your home gives one a very big discount on the amt necessary to prove to Migra).
To Marlene: yes correct on using an old posting. I concur, always post new...don't re-surrect.