Skip to comments.More Taxpayers Are Abandoning the U.S.
Posted on 11/16/2013 8:08:33 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
More Taxpayers Are Abandoning the U.S.
Year's Tally for Expatriations Sets Record; Increase Comes Amid Tax Crackdown on Offshore Assets
This year will set a record for expatriations by U.S. taxpayers, with at least a 33% increase from the previous high in 2011.
The Treasury Department published the names of 560 people who either were U.S. citizens renouncing their citizenship or long-term residents who turned in their green cards during the third quarter.
That brings the total so far this year to 2,369, according to Andrew Mitchel, a tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. For all of 2011, the number of published expatriates was 1,781, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
I couldn’t get to the article, but I believe these are mostly people who have US citizenship but are living and working in other countries. The tax laws have become so complex and dangerous that they have opted to drop citizenship rather than risk the IRS coming after them for taxes it has declared it is owed.
They know that the marxist in the oval office wants to seize their money and build a communist paradise.
I’d bet most of them were at one time immigrants here themselves. They have a place they can comfortably relocate.
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They should pass out copies of this article outside of military recruiting offices. Let the potential troops know hat they’ll be fighitng for.