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  1. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    EIN & S-Corp was done like in a week with Daniel Hagen can't remember the costs. Yes also use Daniel to do taxes yearly.
  2. ithongy

    CBR winter get together at 1800 on 08 June at the Kingo to celebrate us still being here, not there

    Great evening catching up with new & familiar faces. Wondering if anyone has been to “Caribou”? Still locked down & can’t travel to Canada, it might be the closest we can get to getting Canadian beers, poutine & other Canadian dishes. Would this venue be of interest for the next CBR meetup?
  3. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Not good news US Amex Plat Charge card AF increasing...
  4. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    got a EIN & S-Corp setup, went to Chase Bank to open a business checking account & applied for a business credit card, no banking history, deposit of cash & was approved for a $10k limit Chase Ink Cash card. Easy to meet min spend to get 50k SUB. Great multipliers 5 points per USD$1 at office...
  5. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    filed a few tax returns in USA. Speak to account over phone or emails. People use Turbo Tax for DIY tax returns. If you seen some previous post you can ask for Daniel Hagen to setup your EIN, ITIN, INC Corp etc… he’s a great guy with knowledge of AU & USA taxes. He will know of other banks in...
  6. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    it’ll be over 6 months. Pre covid… think I got a EIN no in less than a week. Setting up C or S Corp is still pretty quick these days.
  7. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    https://www.sunkap.com/ Ask for Daniel Hagen to setup ITIN might be cheaper than USD$375. Yes can confirm there is a serious backlog at IRS end. Daniel is familiar with AU & USA taxes, bear in mind, you will have to file taxes every year if you obtain a ITIN.
  8. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Maybe if you know an accountant really well. 🤔😛😂
  9. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Might be of interest for those who can apply for US credit cards... Can be transferred to many other programs such as Hyatt, BA (for short haul SYD-MEL award trips is great value). Chase Sapphire Preferred offering 100K SUB with $4k spend...
  10. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    That's what ya need if you're a foreign investor to invest on US platforms. Even if you buy 1 penny stock, you open up the world to obtain personal checking accounts, setting up business LLC, INC & obtain Chase Credit Cards.
  11. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Ask for Daniel to setup a ITIN. The IRS has serious backlog of work to do, so it will take allot longer to get a ITIN setup. You can reach Daniel from Tax & Accounting Services He also has knowledge on both USA & Aus taxes...!!!
  12. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Prob easiest legitimate way it to obtain a ITIN no to open up an online share trading account. Just purchase a few penny stocks & sell. Also allot of trading platforms in USA offer no commission fees when buying & selling stocks. https://act.webull.com/mo/Drkjnfb1EI2V/nst/inviteUs/ WeBull is...
  13. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    there is a massive backlog of people applying for ITIN, IRS also sending out heaps of stimulus checks, IRS is in serious backlog of work.
  14. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    An Authorised User card? ;)
  15. ithongy

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    For those wondering what the reality is like traveling during this Covid pandemic? Here are 2 videos I made of my travels in March 2021, it was SO shocking to see the devastating impact Covid has had on travel & seeing businesses shuttered was painful. Flew SYD-SFO with UA Wandering around...
  16. ithongy

    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    ultra mobile paygo act kit costs USD$13 plus taxes. Abit of a pain to get as not all T-mobile stores stock that particular SIM card. So if ya need one, much easier to order one online.
  17. ithongy

    Experience with Australian border controls leaving the country

    Hope it’s still valid as it says I do not need to re-apply if flight change.
  18. ithongy

    Best chance of getting on a flight back to OZ?

    Well hope this is the case, have a flight out with UA around mid March & on WL for upgrade.
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