Have been hearing about Denise Rich forfeiting her U.S.citizenship, but what country has she adopted, or put another way, what country would have her?
France has long been the Hollywood elite’s favorite European destination, but now that Hollande has upped income taxes for the wealthy to 78%, where’s left for a lefty girl or guy to go ?
I don’t know for sure, but a lot of the Euro Formula 1 racing drivers who make big bucks live in Monaco for tax purposes.
RE: Denise Rich forfeiting US Citizenship.
According to Reuters...
Rich, who was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, has Austrian citizenship through her deceased father, said Michael Heidt, a lawyer in Hollywood, Florida, who represented her in a recent lawsuit.
He said Rich had dumped her U.S. passport “so that she can be closer to her family and to Peter Cervinka, her long-time partner.” Rich’s two daughters live in London; Cervinka, a wealthy property developer, is an Austrian national. Rich plans to make London her main residence and does not intend to acquire other passports, Heidt said.
Rich will escape future U.S. taxes but possibly not all current ones. In 2008, Congress imposed an expatriation tax on persons with a net worth of more than $2 million who dump their U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Under the law, those people owe an “exit tax” on their worldwide property, computed at a fair market value the day before they leave. But tax lawyers say the tax can be reduced or avoided by structuring asset holdings through foreign annuities.
While Austria, like the United States, generally taxes its citizens on their worldwide income, it has generous tax breaks for citizens who spend half the year abroad.
In January, Rich put her 5th Avenue penthouse in New York on the market for $65 million, according to the listing agent, The Corcoran Group. New York property records show Rich acquired a 100 percent stake in the apartment, described by Corcoran as “the epitome of luxury and grandeur,” for $200,000 in 2006. Bonnie Evans, the Corcoran broker for the property, declined to discuss details.
COOK ISLANDS TRUST
The recent lawsuit against Rich was filed on behalf of Lee Goldberg, the former protector of a Cook Islands trust of which Rich is a beneficiary, in February. The case was dismissed in April, court records show.
The Cook Islands, a South Pacific tax haven, offers Swiss-style secrecy for wealthy investors.
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She's got an Austrian Passport through her Dad. To live in GB and elsewhere.