War resister who sought refuge in Toronto deported to US
This issue has generated some attention in the Toronto area. See the site Resisters.ca
I bet this person doesn’t care too much about citizenship-based taxation. She clearly has bigger problems. But, she will be crossing the US border. I wonder if she has been filing her taxes and FBARs. I somehow doubt it.
The speculation was wrong.
Things are different now than then:
Things are different with the IRS too, the IRS who for decades did not come after ‘US Persons’ in other countries, those paying taxes to the countries they worked and lived in, who would have owed the US $0.00. The taxes owed for most will still be $0.00 or little, but the penalties are a fund-raiser for the USA. Presumed ‘tax evaders’; military deserters may reside in the same part of US homelander consciousness — “Traitor”.
Didnt the US manage to imprision Al Capone based on tax evasion? I imagine that if they really feel like punishing someone they dissaprove of that they could easily tack on some tax related charge to the dissertion one to extend the sentence by quite a bit.
Probably not the most popular response to this….the fact of the matter is that there is NO draft in the United States and she entered the Military of her own free will. Having said this, people must take responsibility for there actions, and although I feel for her situation, I have a hard time reasoning with this sort of drama when it could have been avoided with some fore thought on her behalf.
Giving status to individuals who were forced to fight for something that they did not believe in is something different…ie: Veitnam.