The “inversion” issue is about whether the U.S. can tax income of other countries NOT patriotism!

Through “inversions” U.S. companies are unilaterally rejecting U.S. citizenship based taxation and embracing the world standard of “territorial taxation” GE Executive argues that corporate profits should be taxed only in the territory/money where the money is earned – — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) August 2, 2014

Jack M. Mintz: Why identifying taxation with economic patriotism is a ‘Lewnie’ notion

Originally posted on Financial Post | Business:
If anyone is responsible for tax avoidance, it is an interventionist government that is micro-managing an economy You know a government must be starving for funds when it starts identifying taxation as a form of “economic patriotism.” That is what U.S. Treasury Jacob Lew said when he urged Congress…

Mark Twain, the East German STASI, the NSA, the IRS, and the Correct Meaning of Patriotism

Originally posted on International Liberty:
Exactly three years ago, I posted a simple quiz about libertarians and patriotism. The two questions in that quiz are illuminating since they highlight how libertarians in some cases may differ from conservatives (click here for more on that issue), but I also included this t-shirt, which seems to capture…

Libertarianism and the Proper Meaning of Patriotism

Originally posted on International Liberty:
Since we’re enjoying a long holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, let’s take a moment to ponder patriotism. I’ve always been inspired (in more ways than one) by this t-shirt. My patriotism is for American principles, not the federal government. Indeed, I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official…

Patriotism and renunciation of U.S. citizenship – The Loyalist: Jim in Houston vs. The Patriot: Peter

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 31, 2012 “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” ― Thomas Jefferson “Let’s be clear about something. A person who decides to give up his US citizenship is not guilty […]

The treatment of expatriates by the Government of the United States often defies explanation – or does it?

Excellent essay: "The treatment of expatriates by the Government of the United States often defies explanation." — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) July 21, 2016 The above tweet references a comment at the Isaac Brock Society which needs to be commemorated as a post. The treatment of expatriates by the Government of the United States […]

Cook v. Tait 18: #Americansabroad by their very nature benefit the US government wherever they may be found

What Thomas Jefferson might have thought about using Cook v. Tait to justify citizenship-based taxation today — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) December 22, 2014 The above tweet references a fascinating discussion about the best Thomas Jefferson quotes. Homelander lawyers often justify U.S. citizenship-based taxation by citing the 1924 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cook […]