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Johnny Depp moves back to America to avoid paying taxes in France
chron.com ^ | 7 Nov 2011 | Tracy Scott

Posted on 11/13/2011 11:00:05 PM PST by smokingfrog

Actor Johnny Depp has moved out of France and returned to America because he didn’t want to become a permanent French resident and pay income tax there.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his longterm partner, French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis, moved to her native country in the 1990s to live away from the Hollywood spotlight with their two children.

However, Depp has now moved his family out of France after government officials asked him to become a permanent resident, as he feared he would end up paying tax in both countries.

He tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, “Well, I kind of do (live back in America). I’m between wherever I end up on location, and then the States. (I left because) France wanted a piece of me. They wanted me to become a permanent resident. Permanent residency status – which changes everything. They just want… Dough. Money… I’m certainly not ready to give up my American citizenship.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebs; gossip; hollywood

1 posted on 11/13/2011 11:00:08 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

did he bring his baby momma with him


2 posted on 11/13/2011 11:01:00 PM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
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To: smokingfrog

I would think being able to pay taxes twice would be considered nirvana for a rich liberal.


3 posted on 11/13/2011 11:05:09 PM PST by Krankor
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To: smokingfrog
Hmmm...maybe we can exchange Babs & Alec Baldwin for him
they did say they were moving out of the country in 2001 - 2005?

4 posted on 11/13/2011 11:05:11 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: smokingfrog

’ “Depp goes on to explain that if he spends more than 183 days a year in France he will have to pay income tax in both Europe and America, adding, “So you essentially work for free.” ‘

This from the mouth of a liberal? Interesting. Heck, I live in one country only and I basically work for free and I don’t make a nth of what Depp makes. That being said, he’s one of my favorite actors so I’ll cut him some slack!


5 posted on 11/13/2011 11:06:01 PM PST by peggybac
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To: Krankor
I would think being able to pay taxes twice would be considered nirvana for a rich liberal.

Think of the orgasm he'd have if the total of all the taxes added up to more than 100%!

6 posted on 11/13/2011 11:07:17 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: smokingfrog

Where’s the /sarc?


7 posted on 11/13/2011 11:08:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: wardaddy
I hope so. We have better dentists here.


8 posted on 11/13/2011 11:11:45 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hmmm... You’d think he’d be delighted to support socialism in both countries.


9 posted on 11/13/2011 11:13:48 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

she could use a few pounds...and I never say that

sort of a skull face...not ugly

women should never marry nor breed out of wedlock with a man better looking than them


10 posted on 11/13/2011 11:14:26 PM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
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To: smokingfrog

But...but I thought he said that America was like a dumb, sick puppy?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/975236/posts

“Depp said he wanted his two children, ages 1 and 4, to experience the United States “like it’s a kind a toy — a broken toy maybe. Investigate a little bit, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.””


11 posted on 11/13/2011 11:14:49 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: smokingfrog

Strange how limosine liberals have no issues about paying taxes, until they have to start paying taxes.


12 posted on 11/13/2011 11:18:02 PM PST by Jonty30
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13 posted on 11/13/2011 11:19:05 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: smokingfrog
Sounds like an ever-so-slow transition of a LIBERAL into a LIBERTARIAN if you ask me.

Maybe we can encourage him to "see the light" rather bash him for his foolish, past mistakes. (Heck even David Horowitz was a flaming Communist before become a politically incorrect Conservative). There may be hope. I'd write his manager.

14 posted on 11/13/2011 11:21:55 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Like stocks, Herman Cain has taken a dip, hit bottom, and is now ready for the BIG RALLY!! Watch!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The Lauren Hutton look went out in the 70’s, I think...


15 posted on 11/13/2011 11:26:59 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Come on Johnny...France just wants their fair share.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 11:32:15 PM PST by uptoolate (For the record: I have complete assurance that nothing can pluck me from His hand)
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To: ransomnote

>http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/975236/posts

“Depp said he wanted his two children, ages 1 and 4, to experience the United States “like it’s a kind a toy — a broken toy maybe. Investigate a little bit, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.”<

****

Depp apologized ON CAMERA.

Normally, most celebs and airhead actors would send a rep to read an apology but he MANNED UP and said on camera right after the statement. It was on Ent Tonight many years ago when I was living with a now ex-GF.

Besides, he said he wanted to teach his kids how to fire a gun like his youth back in Kentucky..


17 posted on 11/13/2011 11:35:24 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: uptoolate

F Him! I guess he will be moving to Liberal Austin Texas, where he can be aroung fellow ASS HAT LIBERALS, and not pay state taxes?


18 posted on 11/13/2011 11:35:58 PM PST by Oiao (Socialism Kills)
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To: smokingfrog

socialism is great... as long as you’re using other people’s money

when they start wanting to use your money... a libertarian is born

(they’ve been grabbing for my money since i was 19. before that, i made peanuts, tho they took a chunk just to make me feel like i did something)


19 posted on 11/13/2011 11:41:36 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: smokingfrog

You would think there are 1001 ways to avoid paying taxes in two places.

And anyway I thought that the taxes you paid in one place were credits against what you owe elsewhere? So if you owe $10 in the USA and $15 in France you just pay $10 to USA and $5 to France. I guess I am wrong about that.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 11:47:03 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Krankor

I would think being able to pay taxes twice would be considered nirvana for a rich liberal.

The liberal nirvana is SOMEONE ELSE being taxed twice (or more). It’s not nearly as fun when you become a SOMEONE ELSE to somebody else.


21 posted on 11/13/2011 11:49:00 PM PST by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: monkeyshine
And anyway I thought that the taxes you paid in one place were credits against what you owe elsewhere?

LOL. Now that's funny right there.

I don't think you're quite clear on the concept behind taxes.

22 posted on 11/13/2011 11:50:54 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hypocrite.

They work to get these bloodsuckers in office, but they can shuffle back and forth between countries to avoid the consequences.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 12:00:14 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: monkeyshine

It could be that what you pay in taxes in one country, you’d deduct it from your income in another country.

So if Johnny Depp makes $5 million dollars one year, he’d pay the 23 percent federal tax rate in the States (whatever your rate is), or 1.15 million dollars, then he’d get taxed in France on the remaining $3.85 million.


24 posted on 11/14/2011 12:02:40 AM PST by Jonty30
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To: peggybac
’ “Depp goes on to explain that if he spends more than 183 days a year in France he will have to pay income tax in both Europe and America, adding, “So you essentially work for free.”

Hey Johnny... welcome to the real world babydoll!

25 posted on 11/14/2011 12:39:20 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: max americana

Thanks for the info. Initially, when the furor broke out, he claimed that the German newspaper misquoted him. I think it was Der Spiegel (sp). But the German newspaper stood by their account and would not back down. So, based on what you watched, it seems he apologized.


26 posted on 11/14/2011 1:13:04 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: monkeyshine

I worked for the US Air Force as a contractor in Germany. I paid German taxes, and American taxes. Of course, with the American taxes...the first $82k is tax-free. After you pay round 55% of your income for German gas taxes, income taxes, sales tax, roof tax, and car tax....then you just start laughing when you have to toss even $500 toward IRS.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 1:50:54 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Lazlo in PA

Depp is Kentucky born.
She looks like she could have been born in Appalachia.

Nice people, bad dental work.


28 posted on 11/14/2011 4:18:22 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Talisker
And anyway I thought that the taxes you paid in one place were credits against what you owe elsewhere?

LOL. Now that's funny right there.

I don't think you're quite clear on the concept behind taxes.


Actually, as a general matter he's quite clear on the basic concept behind taxes; it's known as the "foreign tax credit" and, with some twists and turns in the details, more or less allows a US citizen or resident to claim a credit against their US taxes for foreign taxes they've already paid or accrued on the same income.

Alternatively, if it makes more sense, one can also claim a deduction against one's US taxable income for foreign taxes paid or accrued.

With respect to Mr. Depp, I'm not sure if he's quite clear on the concept, but there is an income tax treaty between the US and France that sorts out most of the issues. My guess is that it's not so much double taxation Mr. Depp is worried about so much as it is having to pay tax at the French rates rather than at the US rates, and probably also concerns about having to pay the French social taxes.
29 posted on 11/14/2011 4:27:48 AM PST by Oceander (If Romney is the GOP nominee, then Obama wins in 2012, either directly or by proxy)
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To: Krankor

He could avoid that by renouncing his American citizenship. I wonder if the Guardian forgot to ask him that?


30 posted on 11/14/2011 4:42:30 AM PST by DOGEY
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To: smokingfrog

The left always wants someone else to pay the high taxes they desire...they do everything they can to avoid paying those taxes themselves...right Warren?


31 posted on 11/14/2011 5:03:38 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Two words: Dental bonding.

CC

P.S. Keith Urban called and he wants his front teeth back.

32 posted on 11/14/2011 5:51:10 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: smokingfrog
“to live away from the Hollywood spotlight with their two children. “

No problem with that part.

33 posted on 11/14/2011 5:55:15 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: antceecee
“Hey Johnny... welcome to the real world babydoll!”

He needs to join the Tea Party. We need a Hollywood branch.

34 posted on 11/14/2011 6:01:14 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: smokingfrog

Johnny Depp-—the Pirate of the Mediterranean.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 7:38:13 AM PST by driftless2
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To: smokingfrog

Just like John Lennon, he “Imagined there’s no taxes.”


36 posted on 11/14/2011 7:39:39 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Oiao
F Him! I guess he will be moving to Liberal Austin Texas, where he can be aroung fellow ASS HAT LIBERALS, and not pay state taxes?

Austin is not the only liberal city in Texas - Houston is the city that elected a lesbian mayor and Dallas elected a lesbian sheriff.
37 posted on 11/17/2011 4:45:52 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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