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…and don’t come back, even to visit. Running away when things get tough is pretty chickenshit.
“An abusive parent” lol
Other details the article didn’t mention. At $2,350 it’s the most expensive country to leave, and even when the department is working it usually takes three to six months to process applications, sometime longer.
The IRS doesn’t want you off their hooks.
“The US state department says giving up citizenship requires a face-to-face interview with a government official, and that it is too risky given coronavirus.”
Uh huh suuuuure. Couldn’t have anything to do with so many people here acting like asses the number of people wanting to renounce citizenship is probably at an all time high.
Don’t know why all the downvotes. Like it or not, the title is definitely oniony, calling Americans “stuck with” their citizenship.
So, US citizenship is like herpes.
You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
Moved out of US 10 years, literally had 10 years to renounce it… chose to try during a world pandemic.. and now mad he cant… yup…
US citizen has to file tax return every year even if not living in US – this has become an unreasonable burden for many: too much paperwork and expense, threats of fines for not reporting wealth (not just income) and tax laws inconsistent with many other countries – so lots of expats are renouncing their citizenship – it’s embarrassing for US
The USA is the only developed country that I know of that allows a citizen to renounce their citizenship when they do not hold any other citizenship, effectively allowing them to make themselves stateless. Here in New Zealand we have a highly undesirable former US citizen that successfully renounced his US citizenship. He cannot be deported from NZ as no country will accept a stateless person. The US absolutely will not accept him back. So Nz is stuck with this Piece of shit.