In his article Tax Evaders Renounce U.S. Citizenship Noel Brinkhoff writes:
Rather than deal with the complexities of U.S. tax law, Americans living overseas are increasingly renouncing their citizenship in order to avoid paying their income taxes.
Fortunately, the rest of the short article is a little bit better, as he refers to the complexity of the tax filing requirements and the IRS’s bait and switch tactics. Still, I am disgusted by the assumption of guilt that if you renounce you are a tax evader.
My response (their AllGov’s suppresses capitalization and makes comments look childish):
mr. brinkerhoff: i relinquished my us citizenship in 2011. if you want to know why people don’t want their us citizenship, why don’t you ask us? we are not tax evaders as you suggest. we are criminalized by the title of your article without even having a trial. this is why we are relinquishing. because people like you, who assume you know something about us, criminalize us without even understanding our situation. i am not a tax evader. i am a loyal canadian citizen who is in tax compliance. i was up to date with my filing until the congress and the irs decided to punish americans abroad. if you want to know more, please visit http://isaacbrocksociety.com and please stop the name-calling.