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@omg, I once read (I think it was here) that someone was told by the border agent that “you’re American until we say you aren’t”, I guess that person had no proof that they expatriated.
The threat and the uncertainty we all live under is scary and intimidating bullying. Bullying happens, among other places, in schools, on playgrounds, in workplaces, in marriages and in being able to cross the border as any other person who is not a US citizen. And, in situations as Eduardo Saverin’s who is a scapegoat because he is wealthy.
We are told by inference that the laws can be changed to suit the situation. Or, “You’re American until we say you aren’t” Disgraceful bullying!
I log in to the forum using the password created. The various forums ask for forum passwords. Should I ask here for them for each forum?
I would like to add comments and start a new thread on IBS. I have lived and worked abroad as a USP. Thank you.
I would like to be a contributor to the IBS. I currently live in Canada as a dual Canada/US citizen.
Hi, I’m beginning to fill in form 8854 but have a few questions. (I live in Canada.)
(1) Part IV, Section A, #1 Enter your U.S. income tax liability, after foreign credits, for the 5 tax years before the date of expatriation [in my case, that was Jan. 14, 2014]. Since my income over the last 5 years never exceeded the IRS threshold, I didn’t actually pay any U.S. taxes (but I did file the forms). Do I therefore enter 0 as the amount of my U.S. income tax liability for each of the past 5 years?
(2) Part V, Balance Sheet & Income Statement. Under Assets, # 6, there is a space to indicate Pensions from services performed in the U.S. Would that include U.S. Social Security? I do receive a small monthly amount.
(3) Any suggestions on calculating the actuarial value of Pensions from services performed outside the U.S. would be welcome!
Thanks in advance. Wyley
Wiley you probably will get more responses on the relinquishment and renunciation thread.
Good idea, Duke of Devon.
Wyley, you can get to that thread through the Sidebar under the heading “Ask Your Questions About.”
I would like to create some posts. Can you authorize me to be an author?