The proper care and feeding of the Green Card: How physical presence in the US affects the right to live permanently in the US and eligibility for US citizenship

United States permanent residence and the right to travel outside the United States with the Green Card Beginning with my answer to a similar question on Quora … Read John […]

The "proper care and feeding of the Green Card": Tax Planning for the #GreenCard before coming to America

Introduction – Where this post came from … In July of 2018 I moderated a discussion on “tax residency”. The discussion was at an immigration conference in Los Angeles that […]

What are the advantages to a Green Card holder becoming a US citizen?

Circa 2013: Many people with @PermResidentUSA AKA #GreenCard holders live in the USA for years and choose to NOT become U.S. citizens: "Making Choice to Halt at Door of Citizenship" […]

The proper care and feeding of the Green Card – An interview with "long term resident" Gary @Clueit

Introduction The Internal Revenue Code of the United States imposes worldwide income taxation on ALL individuals who are U.S. citizens or who are otherwise defined as “residents” under the Internal […]

"Non-citizenship" has its privileges: An overlooked reason why a Green Card holder may NOT want to become a U.S. citizen

“Non-citizenship” has its privileges: An overlooked reason why a Green Card holder may NOT want to become a U.S. citizen https://t.co/yzxRjFikhp — John Richardson – Counsellor for US persons abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) […]

The Green Card and the "Oh My God" Moment: You know you want to leave the USA? Not so fast!

One more day! One more #GreenCard holder chased out of America – Can't understand what is required of him https://t.co/tp09EMhTHP pic.twitter.com/IukTr1Mfo3 — John Richardson – Counsellor for US persons abroad […]

Green card holders: the "tax treaty tiebreaker" and eligibility for Streamlined Offshore

Before you read this post!! Warning!! Warning!! Before a “Green Card” holder uses the “Treaty Tiebreaker” provision of a U.S. Tax Treaty, he/she must consider what is the effect of […]

Green card holders, the "tax treaty tiebreaker" and reporting: Forms 8938, 8621 and 5471

Before you read this post!! Warning!! Warning!! Before a “Green Card” holder uses the “Treaty Tiebreaker” provision of a U.S. Tax Treaty, he/she must consider what is the effect of […]

Green card holders: the "tax treaty tiebreaker" rules and taxation of Subpart F and PFIC income

Before you read this post!! Warning!! Warning!! Before a “Green Card” holder uses the “Treaty Tiebreaker” provision of a U.S. Tax Treaty, he/she must consider what is the effect of […]

The US "expatriation tax" and the the incentive to apply for a Green Card and/or remain in the USA

America doesn’t really need skilled immigrants, or does it? Staple a "Green Card" to every PhD – Don't fall for this! Don't immigrate to the U.S. https://t.co/hHefrflU2v via @USCitizenAbroad — […]