Even in “retirement” Jackie Bugnion writes the best arguments against citizenship taxation ever

A fantastic article explaining what US citizenship taxation really is and why it MUST be abolished – that's a #FATCA https://t.co/YLscA38H3Y — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) October 31, 2015 This article originally appeared on the Alliance For The Defence Of Canadian Sovereignty blog. Introducing Jackie Bugnion … Jackie Bugnion explains […]

Does the US provide #Americansabroad any benefits? Shouldn’t US #expats who find US @taxationabroad onerous just renounce their US citizenshp?

This is a great explanation of why #FATCA is unfair & a huge burden on US citizens abroad#RepealFATCA https://t.co/BcVgtWtvct — Lee (@ozmerica) June 1, 2020 On May 30, 2020 the following question appeared on Quora and prompted some interesting answers and discussion: As a defender of American “freedom”, how do you justify the fact that […]

The United States imposes a separate and more punitive tax system on US dual citizens who live in their country of second citizenship

Prologue The United States imposes a separate and more punitive tax system on US dual citizens who live in their country of second citizenship https://t.co/OLCYn7G211 — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) March 12, 2019 Do you recognise yourself? You are unable to properly plan for your retirement. Many of you with retirement […]

Under the Starry Flag by @SalyerLucy shows how the history of citizenship struggles repeat themselves: The USA of the 21st Century is like Britain in the 19th Century

Under the Starry Flag – exploring the historical context of the 1867 Expatriation Act Thanks to “This Irish American Life” for this interview!https://t.co/7BEXkE1BR4 — lucy.salyer (@SalyerLucy) February 26, 2019 In 2018 Professor Lucy Salyer of the University of New Hampshire published “Under the Starry Flag” – a book largely about the 1868 Expatriation Act. The […]

Part 7 – Why 2015 is a good year for many #Americansabroad to relinquish US citizenship – It's the "Exchange Rate"

The purpose of my series of posts on the S. 877A “Exit Tax” has been to explain how the tax actually works. I have provided actual examples. The results have been enlightening and have demonstrated how arbitrary the results have been. In “Part 5” of this series you will find the actual examples and draft […]

Elizabeth Warren’s “Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act of 2021”: Coming Soon To A Neighbour (and maybe a nonresident spouse) Near You

The Contextual Background – Elizabeth Warren – January 28, 2021 Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to introduce legislation on Monday that would tax America’s wealthiest people. The proposed wealth tax would apply a 2% tax to individual net worth above $50 million and a 1% surcharge for net worth above $1 billion. https://t.co/fM6REHPM8o — The New […]

Part 2: The problem is NOT “worldwide taxation”. The problem is imposing “worldwide taxation” on people who don’t live in South Africa or the USA and are “tax residents’ of other countries.

As goes taxation, so goes civilization. This is Part 2 of my post discussing the South Africa tax situation. Part 1 is here. South Africa is NOT attempting to compete with USA by challenging the US monopoly on citizenship-based taxation https://t.co/nPc82VIEUY — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) September 6, 2017 This […]

The biggest cost of being a "dual Canada/U.S. tax filer" is the "lost opportunity" available to pure Canadians

Update August 6, 2018: I have written a sequel to this post – “7 Habits Of Highly Effective Americans Abroad” which you may find of interest: As Sir John Templeton said: The best time to invest is when you have the money – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective #Americansabroad https://t.co/qbd3WKKUyK — John Richardson – […]

Some US tax issues of particular concern to US persons abroad

What you need to know about @TaxationAbroad, but didn't even imagine could exist: https://t.co/M8sXMnYH3p – #FBAR #FATCA #PFIC Pensions … — US Taxation Abroad (@TaxationAbroad) November 14, 2015   This page is to identify ways in which U.S. tax laws may affect the taxation and very lives of Americans abroad. The issue is identified along […]