Vehicle Ownership & LLC
Mr Luna, in early editions of HTBI you recommend using a LLC to own vehicles. Then when you want to sell the vehicle, you merely sell the LLC and avoid any transfer taxes. I see in the newest edition of HTBI you do not talk about this technique at all. Has your thinking on this changed, or have you discovered any legal problems with this?
I no longer recommend this, because I discovered that it scares people. I once lost a sale because the man thought it might be some sort of scam!
Privacy and a nomadic lifestyle
I am planning to give up city life and purchase a vehicle to live and travel in. I hope to support myself through seasonal work in various places, and/or running an online business. I do not own any real property or a vehicle now, but of course I'll need to buy a van or truck or small Class B RV to live in. What states would you recommend as the best for registering an LLC to own the vehicle, and for registering the vehicle, and for legal domicile to get insurance for the vehicle? Do you think it is necessary to have two LLCs, with one owning the other, for this? I intend to live as a nomad for at least 5-10 years, so will probably start collecting SS while on the road. Will my LLC owning the vehicle mean it won't be counted as a financial resouce by SSI?
Please direct your LLC questions to Rosie. She is more up to date in this field than I am. Her email address is on my website.
Too bad you live so far away, because I have a pickup with a custom camper shell for sale, $4500. Also a converted 7 x 14 enclosed cargo trailer divided in two. The front is a home office and the back is for storage. Also $4500.
I am not sure about the best states, but I do know that many full-time RVers use Montana or South Dakota. I suggest you post this question on an RV forum.
credit report and government
I update my address with my bank to show the street address of my post office where I rent a post office box and used the po box number as my apartment number. I know when you update your address with the bank it automatically update it with the credit agency's. In Arizona Dept of Child support enforcement is immediately notified as soon as a new address appears on my credit report header, which I expect. My daughter wrecked my car and it was totaled out and I requested a refund from motor vehicles for the balance of the plate fee's and received the refund not at my registered address but at the new address I gave the bank. It seems that all government agency's can look at my credit report and the address in the header.
How could I receive prescription medication from my pharmacy without revealing my identity?
Some problems that come to mind: The doctor prescribes it to me personally, the health insurance company has a my name and social security, and the pharmacy asks for ID
You can do a search on this site for info on how I used to do it. However, if you want the health insurance company to pay, then it cannot be done.
New Mexico LLC
Good evening Sir. With the recent retirment of Rosie Enriquez, do you have another contact for the New Mexico LLCs? I just found your book 2 months ago and I truly want to take advnatage of regestering my motorcycle here in TX utilizing a New Mexico LLC. And as you suggested, I paid cash for the motorcycle. Thank you for your expertise on privacy!
Contact Rosie. She may have a few shelf LLCs left over. Also, she will continue with the resident agent services, as well as the three ghost addresses.
I have years ago taken your advise to heart and titled my property in a New Mexico LLC.
Just now i went online and your site in particular and discovered that Rosie has retired and
some type of changes have been made in New Mexico. I am relying on your integrity sir to help me make the proper informed choices regarding this matter. Please let me know what you are advising your many followers. Thank you.
My email address is :
Not to worry, Loren! There are no changes for her current customers. "Retired" was the wrong word. She just plans to not sell any more LLCs in the future.
If you have any doubts, email her.
Hi Mr. JJ,
I was wondering why and if it is necessary to give your driver's license at a doctors office?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Ask the doctor!
P 0 Box in another Town
JJ, I was rereading some chapters in Htbi and had 1 question. How important is it too get a po box in another city from where your residence is? Best regards. Bobby.
It is usually overkill. Ignore it.
HI JJ Luna,
I would like to open an LLC in Nevada as I've heard they protect privacy. My question is that during the time of acquiring an EIN, IRS is asking for SSN. One agent promised me he can provide his SSN for that purpose. That will give me complete privacy, my concern is that can he later on claim ownership of the business ?
I would never suggest that! Check with Rosie. She may have a left-over New Mexico LLC she can let you have.
Limited Liability Companies in Spain
Hello and thanks for your book, it was really interesting.
I'm planning to buy a house in Spain but I don't want to put in on my name. I'm doing some research about LLC's in Spain. It seems that the equivalent are the so called "Sociedades Limitadas", but it seems easy to find the associates of these type of societies even in some websites that crawl information from the register.
Since it seems that you spend some time in Spain, can you give me some advice on how to buy a house privately, without my name being easy to track?
I respect the law, but I also respect my own privacy.
Thanks in advance and excuse my bad english.
I left Spain 30 years ago. I first used S.L s. My name. showed up. Later, I used an S.A. But that was with a nominee.
Where did you find my 3rd edition?
RE: Question 11550
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are anonymous to a great extent. You have to verify your identity to open an account at Coinbase, Bittrex or any other reputable exchange, but once you do that, your transactions are anonymous. You can convert bitcoins directly to cash using a Shift debit card from Coinbase if you have bitcoins in your account, of course, they don't allow overdrafts, up to$200/day and spend up to $1,000 per day on merchandise. This upper limit can be increased.
More and more vendor around the world are accepting bitcoin and many that don't will allow you to use a service like Payza that will accept the bitcoins and then credit the vendor in dollars.
Since there is no record of transactions using crypto, there is more chance of fraud when dealing with private persons, but the cryptocoin blackcoin has an affiliated service called Black Halo that acts more or less like an escrow service.
Oregon House, California
New credit card - with privacy!
Recently I decided I needed a new credit card. I ordinarily only give out my PO box address (which is not in the town I live in, btw), but on a credit card application you are now required to provide a street address. Just for grins, I gave them the street address of the PO where I have my box and listed the box number as if it were an apartment number, like "201 Main St. #12345". To my great surprise it was accepted! When I called to activate the card, I had to speak to someone who wanted to know, line by line, if everything on the application was correct, and even then there were no issues. Now the company does not have my real address anywhere!
What's more, the phone number I gave them is my Google Voice number as my home number, which means they don't have "real" phone number information for me either!
Hello Mr. Luna,
I didn't find the info I was looking for in the search section, so I decided to ask here. I am looking for the telephone privacy information you spoke about in your email where you told us if we were interested to reply to you with "Gary" in the subject line. Yes, I am interested in this, and would like to know what I need to do in order to find out more info from Gary, (or whoever I may need to speak with, or website I can go to), about how to get true privacy on my cellphone.
Thank you so much
Cave Junction, Oregon
I have never offered any program that had to do with cellphone privacy.
I have been looking into communications privacy via a website based on a private server, but it is very expensive. I may just cancel that idea.
In the past, JJ has reccomended not getting a business license for privacy reasons. Of course, some lawyers would say that you have to have it. Does anyone know what happens if it's discovered that you have a business but no license. Is it "legal" to not have one?
Jack, You now have my curiosity up. If You don't live in a house, room, apartment or tent, what are you living in, my friend, a t-pee. L.O.L. GOD BLESS, Lee
There are several other options.
New Mexico LLC
I purchased an anonymous LLC about 3 years ago. I was just getting ready to gift three cars and an RV to it. Then I heard the news about Rosie's upcoming retirement and noises about possible retroactive changes to New Mexico LLCs and also that removing an asset from an LLC was extremely troublesome requiring lawyers and a lot of money. Now I'm reluctant to gift anything to my LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
I suggest you go ahead as planned, If you wish, check with Rosie herself. She has a long detailed answer for such questions .
Could you recommend an idea for joining an underground/alternative economy (e.g., bartering and/or volunteering) and alternative money/currency in the USA or elsewhere? I used to volunteer full-time for a rescue mission, and was rewarded with free room and board as well as internet access, though the politics involved were deplorable. I used to be a nurse, viz. an LPN. When I settle with the IRS (instead of being a protester), I plan to close my credit union accounts. Not much to do here without a social security number which I don't want to claim any longer. Making the best paradigm shift does wonders for my attitude; no further need for talking to a shrink! Best Regards, and thanks!
LEES SUMMIT, MO
Sorry, but I have no one to refer you to.
I have my landline telephone and electricity contracts in a company name, but I was wondering, can I be found if the rental contract for my apartment is in my name? Isn't a rental contract internal within the leasing agency and not made public?
Thank you for your time.
San Fransisco, CA
The answer is dependent on three things: 1) who is looking for you and 2) what they already know about you, and 3) how they are searching. If nobody is looking for you, you've melted into the community safely and can be invisible.
"The internal records from the owners of an apartment complex are not public record. Apartments are a good place to melt into the background of a community. If you don't attract attention.…
Another reason to HTBI
Not a question, but all the more reason to use JJ Luna's privacy advice:
Family traumatized, children drug tested. All the man did was buy plant lights for his tomato plants so he could grow them indoors. He is ex-CIA, so is is wife, and they do not use any drugs. The police did a SWAT style raid on their home, found no drugs, and demanded a drug test from their son. Their entire home, garbage, everything was searched and the family was surveilled by this police department.
"Wingo would note their license plate information and enter names into a database."
had they used JJ Luna's HTBI, their license plate would not have lead back to their home address!
PS- Mr Luna, don't you think it's a little inconsiderate to ask a woman's age in the box? I am a woman, and over 40. Isn't that all you need? Plus, I thought we were supposed to be invisible! :)
cheers. Enjoying your website. I lent your HTBI book out to a friend and never got it back. I do have two of your other books though, but I miss my original HTBI still.
URL #1: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/28/well-never-be-the-same-how-a-familys-hydroponic-tomato-garden-led-cops-to-raid-their-home/
Age: MUST I? Im a woman! Over 40!
When a reader fails to give me a first name, city, state and age, I usually delete the question. (I did post your comment, this time, since you asked about why I do this.)
This will not hurt anyone's privacy! How could it?
I just wanted to thank you for the personal stories you included in your book about not being afraid to make a scene and demand to speak to a persons superior. Without which I would not have had the bravery today to do the same.
I had to obtain a cashiers check today, from a bank of which I am not a customer. Very long frustrating experience, Teller getting her superior, but I stood my ground on only letting them see my passport for ID. Then after she hands me the check and my passport back, she has the nerve to demand my SSN.
"So you're telling me that If I don't tell you that, you are going go void this check?"
"No, but since you paid cash, we would prefer to have it."
"Well I would prefer you NOT TO."
Then I get the fakest "Ok, you're all set. Have a nice day sir." I've ever received.