Today, I sat down behind the computer, punched in the requested numbers and ta-dah! It rejected citizenship-based taxation again, just like it did last year and the year before that and before that and that and so on and on.
This shows that nobody hates citizenship-based taxation greater than the American people, the American government, the American Congress. Let’s face it – America hates citizenship-based taxation! If such was not the case, then this problem would have been fixed decades ago.
After punching in the numbers, the Error Check reported that Americans abroad cannot free-file US taxes if their income is below the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, since they then have no “Total income”, no “Adjusted gross income”, “Tax”, etc. In other words, America recognizes that it is utterly stupid to bother people who live and work in other jurisdictions.
America’s unconditional hatred of citizenship-based taxation is then certified when one clicks to e-file or print the return:
Notice how it specifically states that US taxation is only for people who live in the US:
So, there you have it, folks. America is still the world’s leading hater of citizenship-based taxation, endlessly causing unnecessary trouble for its citizens living abroad to further demonstrate that citizenship-based taxation just cannot work.