Tina Turner to renounce U.S. citizenship and likely to pay money to do so!

Tina Turner 'to become Swiss, give up US passport' http://t.co/qF26ZKaf via @FRANCE24 – As far as life decisons go "It's simply the best!" — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) January 25, 2013 The US and its #americansabroad ?- see Tim's comment:Jan 26, 2013 10:34:38 PM to the Tina Turner inquisition http://t.co/IZ2PgeWL … … — U.S. Citizen […]

U.S. citizens “Born Free” renounce U.S. citizenship to live “Form Free”

Some things never seem to change – specifically the need to “Live Free” Just came across an interesting blog post called “My thoughts on U.S. citizenship for young people“, the author encourages young people to renounce their U.S. citizenship as early as possible. Certainly “young adults” over the age of majority should be educated about […]

Yet another reason to renounce U.S. citizenship: Medicare tax on unearned income

The situation is indeed dismal. I don’t understand everything in the following article,  but I can see that this is going to: 1. Add more bureaucracy and cost to filing your U.S. tax return – it is not clear how this is intended to impact expats (if they are considered at all); 2. Clearly interfere […]

U.S. tax crackdown driving more expats living in Canada to renounce citizenship

Originally posted on Financial Post | Business:
The Fourth of July has never prompted patriotic feelings in Gwen. The 52-year-old has lived for many years in a middle-class Toronto neighborhood and considers herself an “accidental American” because she was born in the northwestern United States to an American mother and a Canadian father. But this July…

Cook v. Tait 44: “Sovereignty”, “Citizenship” and use of “citizenship” to further the interests of the “sovereign” – The evolution from #CookvTait to #FATCA

As citizenship evolves … I began this post in 2015. It has languished in draft form since that time. It is now November of 2017. As #TaxReform17 comes to an end, I feel motivated to finish it. It is now 2019. Really, it’s probably now or never. This post draws heavily from posts, insights and […]

RT: Why #Americansabroad are now the problem in the #taxreform17 debate – U.S. citizens live in fear!

My comment on the “state” of Americans abroad and the broad outline of the Trump tax proposals on the Isaac Brock Society site. Please read the complete thread.   This is reasonably positive. Come on people. Barbara has it right when she writes: “In certain respects, it’s a good thing that TTFI is not mentioned […]

The pain of renouncing US citizenship: It’s not about the loss of citizenship

Did I ever really have a say? – SWI swissinfo.ch https://t.co/ssWOoP5cNU … @swissinfo_en – You were forced to renounce U.S. citizenship. — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 10, 2016 The above tweet references an article at swissinfo.ch written by Christina Warren. She describes her feelings about renouncing her U.S. citizenship. It is an interesting article […]

Born abroad to US citizen parents in a #CookvTait world? Are you a US citizen or do have a right to US citizenship?

Introduction: Again, *Can the U.S. deem somebody to be a U.S. citizen or (in the FATCA, FBAR and CBT world) forcibly impose U.S.… https://t.co/hlDf5jiq5g — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) January 16, 2016 The above tweet references an earlier comment on this vitally important question. Is having the "right to U.S. citizenship the same thing as […]