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Articles from John Richardson @Expatriationlaw on renouncing or relinquishing U.S. citizenship

To read the article, simply click on the link in each tweet.  You may contact John Richardson (the author of this series of articles) about relinquishing U.S. citizenship here.

 

Part 1 – April 1, 2015 – “Facts are stubborn things” – The results of the “Exit Tax

Part 2 – April 2, 2015 – “How could this possibly happen? “Exit Taxes” in a system of residence based taxation vs. Exit Taxes in a system of “citizenship (place of birth) taxation

Part 3 – April 3, 2015 – “The “Exit Tax” affects “covered expatriates” – what is a “covered expatriate“?”

Part 4 – April 4, 2015 – “You are a “covered expatriate” How is the “Exit Tax” actually calculated

Part 5 – April 5, 2015 – “The “Exit Tax” in action – Five actual scenarios with 5 actual completed U.S. tax returns

Part 6 – April 6, 2015 – “Surely, expatriation is NOT worse than death! The two million asset test should be raised to the Estate Tax limitation – approximately five million dollars – It’s Time

Part 7 – April 7, 2015 – “Why 2015 is a good year for many Americans abroad to relinquish U.S. citizenship – It’s the exchange rate

Part 8 – April 8, 2015 – “The U.S. “Exit Tax vs. Canada’s Departure Tax – Understanding the difference between citizenship taxation and residence taxation

Part 9 – April 9, 2015 – “For #Americansabroad: US “citizenship taxation” is “death by a thousand cuts, but the S. 877A Exit Tax is “death by the guillotine”

Part 10 – April 10, 2015 – “The S. 877A Exit Tax and possible relief under the Canada U.S. Tax Treaty

Part 11 – April 11, 2015 – “S. 2801 of the Internal Revenue Code is NOT a S. 877A “Exit Tax”, but a punishment for relinquishment

Part 12 – April 12, 2015 – “The two kinds of U.S. citizenship: Citizenship for “immigration and nationality” and citizenship for “taxation” – Are we taxed because we are citizens or are we citizens because we are taxed?”

Part 13 – April 13, 2015 – “I relinquished U.S. citizenship many years ago. Could I still have U.S. tax citizenship?

Part 14 – April 14, 2015 – “Leaving the U.S. tax system – renounce or relinquish U.S. citizenship, What’s the difference?

How to renounce U.S. citizenship – The Reununciation Guide

Renounce U.S. Citizenship

U.S. will soon have a “free pass” to collect data & spy on its Citizen’s bank accts anywhere in the world

Many U.S. citizens abroad are considering renouncing their U.S. citizenship. The reasons are outlined in the media, the above video, Twitter handles, and blogs including: The Isaac Brock Society, Renounce U.S. Citizenship, Maple Sandbox and more.

American Citizens Abroad is a wonderful source of information for U.S. citizens abroad. To put it simply: Relinquishing U.S. citizenship, whether by renunciation or through another act of relinquishment is becoming a necessity for survival.

RenunciationGuide.Com – The Attack on U.S. Citizens Abroad

The attack on Americans Abroad began shortly after Barack Obama became President. The current U.S. government through a variety of laws and procedures presumes that U.S. citizens abroad are “tax cheats” and treats them accordingly. As a result,  many Americans Abroad recognize that they must either move to the United States or renounce their citizenship.

RenunciationGuide.com – The Historical Origins of the site

Interestingly, a site – renunciationguide.com – provided basic information about the “nuts and bolts” of renouncing U.S. citizenship. The site was generous and allowed for anyone to use the content. In February of 2013, renunciationguide.com ceased to exist.

The site has been reactivated in the hopes that it will continue to be a source of information, comfort and advice for Americans Abroad.

RenunciationGuide.com – Moving Forward

The law and circumstances of renunciation are evolving. I invite readers through their comments to add to and update this valuable resource.

As the above video makes clear, the start of “FATCA Hunt” will force many U.S. Citizens Abroad to play the “Expatriation Games”!