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  •  That'd be funny tax and other . . . help them out (11+ / 0-)

    Step by Step Guide. Funny Cuz I doubt they could get to another country:

    The United States requires that an individual go in person to a U.S. embassy or consulate outside the U.S. and sign before a consular officer an oath or affirmation that he intends to renounce his citizenship, although exceptions are legally permitted in times of war and under special circumstances. During the expatriation procedure, the individual must complete several documents and demonstrate in an interview with a consular officer that the renunciation is voluntary and intentional. Depending on the embassy or consulate, the individual is often required to appear in person two times and conduct two separate interviews with consular officers over the course of several months
    Tax Consequences:

    Effective June 2008, U.S. citizens who renounce their citizenship are subject under certain circumstances to an expatriation tax, which is meant to extract from the expatriate taxes that would have been paid had he remained a citizen: all property of a covered expatriate is deemed sold for its fair market value on the day before the expatriation date, which usually results in a capital gain, which is taxable income.

    "1996 HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), H.R. 3103, 104th Congress, page 158" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-11.

    Would appreciate if Trump did :-) thanks for the windfall, and you now have no national identity. LOL.

    •  Actually I'd add "name and shame" provision (1+ / 0-)
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      would let us see who, and the $. . . . just as long as they don't start some weird society like in that M. Night Shyamalan movie? The village? Sorry, not a fan (by end I didn't care about twist).

    •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

      Good information about requiring the person to go to an embassy or consulate outside the country.

      That takes care of any complications from having a person try to renounce within the U.S., and then the feds having trouble ejecting that person from the country.

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