Peter W. Dunn (Petros) grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and is a scholar of Early Christianity. While attending school in Vancouver, Canada, he married a Canadian girl. Afterwards, he studied in England and Switzerland. After finishing his studies, he settled in Ontario. He has taught theology at the undergraduate and graduate levels both in Canada and in Africa.
As a result of Heroes Earnings Assistance and Tax Act, he decided to become a Canadian citizen in 2010. He did so on 28 February 2011 and relinquished his US citizenship on the same day. He has decided to complete his expatriation forms but not to file FBAR. While most people have chosen to use aliases for their online discussion, Peter has decided come out in the open about this issue.
He has written some published articles on FBAR, FATCA and renunciation of US citizenship:
(1) When government turns predator with Monty Pelerin
(2) FATCA: A ticking time bomb for the Economy
(3) No Civilized Country Would Ever Banish Eduardo Saverin
Atossa Abrahamian interviewed Peter W. Dunn for her Reuters article, Tax time pushes some Americans to take a hike.
Peter spoke with ABC News writer, Enjoli Francis: Facebook’s Eduardo Saverin Joins Americans Renouncing Citizenship.
Peter spoke with Canada’s Barrie McKenna, Ottawa, U.S. negotiating change to tax reporting. Toronto Star’s Michael Lewis cited Petros in his article, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s taxing connection to U.S.-Canadian dual citizens.
Dow Jones columnist, Al Lewis featured Peter Dunn in his article: Tax man makes it hard to be an American / Commentary: Tough IRS rules hit the little guys hard.
He should not be confused with Pete the Planner, who is the younger, better looking Peter Dunn who also has an investment blog but unlike Petros, is nice enough looking that he can go on television. Petros has a face for radio (see above–he’s the less furry one in the picture).
At his own blog and here he’s written several useful posts:
- Renunciation of US citizenship: On avoiding the new $450 renunciation fee
- My April 7 visit to the US consulate
- Is the taxation of US citizens abroad constitutional?
- Pillaging one person at a time: why I’m coming out in the open with my fight against the IRS
- Presidential Pardon as constitutional solution to FBAR madness
- Fourth Amendment: FBAR equivalent to general warrant
- Fifth Amendment: FBAR substantial hazard
- Fifth Amendment: two cases
- Fifth Amendment: Miranda Rights and FBAR
- Sixth Amendment: No fair trial possible for expats
- Eighth Amendment: The IRS is bluffing, bad faith in OVDI
- Ignorance is an excuse in the case of FBAR
He is married with 4 or 5 cats.
Peter spoke at the FACTA Fact Finding Forum on December 15, 2012:
Listen to Peter Dunn’s interview with Pete the Planner: