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

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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”!

 

 

 

 

Huge surge of #FATCA news coming out of Canada

Lots of discussion about renouncing U.S. citizenship with hugely conflicting comments;

The negatives of U.S. citizenship:

The positives of U.S. citizenship:

What a roller coaster!

 

 

 

#Americansabroad in Canada eligible for Canadian citizenship should apply quickly!

Canada has a very large number of resident U.S. citizens. Some of them are Canadian citizens and some not. Those who are NOT Canadian citizens and plan to become Canadian should move quickly. It’s no secret that the attitude of the Government of Canada toward Canadian citizenship is that:

“Canadian citizenship should be harder to get and easier to lose!”

The article referenced in the above tweet is well worth the read. It includes:

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If #Americansabroad are good for America, why is US forcing Amerians to renounce?

The consequence of FATCA is that Americans abroad are either renouncing U.S. citizenship or returning to the U.S. This is NOT good for American companies in world markets. Although it makes no sense, the U.S. destruction of U.S. citizenship abroad continues.

The article includes:

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One of those #Americansabroad describes renouncing US citizenship

The article was published on December 27, 2013. A rough translation of the title would be:

“The experience of renouncing U.S. citizenship”

This  account was written in German. Here is the English version as per Google Translate.

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#Americansabroad coming to realization that US citizenship not compatible with globalization

Nice post about the “coming together” of American Expats Abroad to fight U.S. citizenship based taxation.

It’s all very sad, but the FATCA of the matter is that  U.S. citizenship is not compatible with life outside the United States. The article includes:

Ferauge said despite the complications she has not thought about renouncing her U.S. citizenship. She said she will exhaust all options before going that route. She does say it’s been increasingly difficult to remain optimistic about the situation.

“On a last note, to be brutally honest with you, I’m just very tired” she wrote in a recent blog post. “I’m tired of writing letters, tired of explaining and tired of fighting.  There is so much about this that I simply cannot change.  I cannot make homeland Americans feel differently about their expatriates.  My influence — even as a U.S. voter — is practically nil. I have lost all faith in the U.S. government (Obama and company included).  I no longer think it will improve – on the contrary I can think of a hundred ways it could get worse.  And I have slowly come to the realization that American citizenship and globalization are an imperfect fit these days.  Perhaps it will get better with time but that, it seems to me, is something I can hope for my children’s sake, but not something I am coming to believe that I can realistically expect to have for myself.”

How can a government be as stupid as the current U.S. government?

 

 

RenunciationGuide.com gets “shout out” from Geneva Launch

Giving up US citizenship, useful guide

uspassportproxyFor those whose New Year’s resolution is to join the crowd, especially in Switzerland and Canada, who are renouncing their US citizenship, this US Citizenship Renunciation Guide was recently brought up to date and is now being maintained.

You’ll find answers to most of your questions here and while you might not agree with some of the comments, there is a wealth of practical information that’s worth exploring.