Skip to comments.Tina Turner becoming Swiss citizen, giving up US passport
Posted on 01/25/2013 9:03:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
What Gerard Depardieu is to France, Tina Turner may be to the United States.
The "Private Dancer" singer is giving up her US passport, in favor of a Swiss one.
"I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told the German newspaper Blick.
Turner has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.
The decision still requires formal approval from state and federal authorities.
Turner's rep told Zuerichsee-Zeitung the singer wanted to "clarify her situation".
"Tina Turner will therefore also give back her US citizenship," she said.
Depardieu announced he was renouncing his French citizenship because of the country's high taxes, and he was offered Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin.
Turner was born in Nutbush, Tenn.
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Tina Turner has an estimated networth of $200 million. Combining singles and albums Tina has sold over 200 million records worldwide. Over the span of her solo career, she has sold more concert tickets than any other artist in history according to the Guinness book of records.
I am happy for her....there since the 1990s...happy with the locale and how she is....who’d have thunk a girl from Nutbush would have finally decided they liked being Swiss?
She will soon discover this : IT ISN’T EASY TO GIVE UP BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN... NOT IF THE IRS CAN HELP IT.
Don’t blame her one bit. i don’t recognize this country at all anymore.
No way is she worth 200 million. 25 million tops. Either way she is set for life and Ike Turner is still dead.
I think she retired a few years ago. But for the last 20 she had made most of her money in Europe, she has a larger fan base there. So for those earnings was she able to just pay Swiss taxes and not pay American taxes?
bye Hon. don’t come back
good riddence, take everyone else in the entertainment industry with you.
That’s odd - she doesn’t look Swiss.
Yeah....probably....But her time there is on her side, now...as far as I’m concerned the IRS is an illegal entity and should be ignored wherever it is feasibly possible.
Holy crap, besides getting to keep her money she will have more gun rights than the rest of us soon...
She has lived there for almost 20 years, she enjoys the country and the people, and she feels at home. I have no problem with her becoming a Swiss citizen. It sounds like a long coming, well considered decision.
Is this not correct?
According to this link, you have to live there for 12 years and meet community standards to be considered.
Know why rich people are so odd?....................because they can afford to be.
The Swiss Citizenship Law is based on the following principles:
* Triple citizenship level (Swiss Confederation, canton and community)
* Acquisition of citizenship through descent (jus sanguinis)
* Prevention of statelessness
The right to regular naturalization is granted not by the central government but by the cantons.
Citizenship in Switzerland may be obtained by a permanent resident who lived in Switzerland for at least 12 years (any years spent in Switzerland between the 10th and the 20th years of age count double) and lived in the country for 3 out of the last 5 years before applying for citizenship. One should be able to speak in at least one of German (preferably Swiss German), French, Italian or Romansch (depending on the community) and show the following:
integration into the Swiss way of life;
familiarity with Swiss habits, customs and
traditions;compliance with the Swiss rule of law;
no danger to Switzerland’s internal or external security.