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Q1 renunciation numbers lowest since 2019, as effects of lockdown continue to weigh

The U.S. government on Thursday published its latest quarterly list of the names of Americans who have renounced their citizenships, and as expected, due to  the fact that renunciation-processing is difficult at the moment, owing to the continuing Covid-19 lockdown in many countries, only 228 names appeared.

This compares with 660 in the final quarter of 2020. If all four quarters of 2021 saw only 228 names listed in each, it would total only 912, and represent the lowest annual number of renunciations since 2009. 

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State Dept. responds to 'Accidentals' complaint over renunciation fees, citing 'costs'

The U.S. State Department has responded to a complaint over the recently-increased fee for renouncing one's American citizenship, which was filed last December by a coalition of so-called 'accidental Americans', by noting that it had increased the fee to reflect a rise in the government's renunciation processing costs, according to court documents seen by the American Expat Financial News Journal. 

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AARO: Response to Senate Finance Committee, on 'How U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs and investment'

On April 7, 2021, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas submitted its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's review of U.S. international tax policy, and its impact on American workers. 

Below, AARO's comments in full, as written by AARO president William Jordan; AARO vice president for advocacy Fred Einbinder; and AARO banking committee chair Paul Atkinson.

ACA: Comments to Senate Finance Committee on 'Overhauling Int'l Taxation Framework'

On April 22, 2021, American Citizens Abroad submitted its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's proposed framework for "investing in the American people by ensuring multinational corporations pay their fair share." 

Below, the ACA's comments in full, as written by ACA Executive Director Marylouise Serrato and ACA Legal Counsel Charles Bruce, who is also chairman of the ACA Global Foundation.

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AARO: Response to Senate Finance Committee, on 'How U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs and investment'

AARO: Response to Senate Finance Committee, on 'How U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs and investment'

On April 7, 2021, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas submitted its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's review of U.S. international tax policy, and...

Apr-29-2021