Citizenship Renunciation and US Expat Estimates

State Department Estimates, Citizenship Renunciation, and US Expats

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is an agency tasked with protecting the lives and interests of US expats overseas. You may be familiar with them if you or someone you know has experienced births, deaths, disasters, arrests, or medical emergencies during your time abroad. Infrequently, they release data about how many […]

Expats Renouncing Citizenship: 3rd Quarter 2019

Trends in Expats Renouncing Citizenship: 2019 3rd Quarter Numbers Are Here

Each quarter, Greenback tracks the number of expats renouncing citizenship. Why? Citizenship renunciation is something that affects Americans living abroad exclusively, and it’s often a decision based primarily on the continued tax reporting requirements all American citizens have. The Federal Register just released the final count for the quarter ending September 30th. Let’s see how […]

Americans Working Overseas: New IRS Compliance Campaign

New IRS Compliance Campaign for Americans Working Overseas: Expatriation

The Large Business and International Division (LB&I) of the IRS recently announced the addition of six compliance campaigns. Throughout the years, compliance campaigns have come and gone, but the new campaigns are targeting Americans working overseas specifically. The IRS hasn’t given explicit information on how it expects to carry out these campaigns, but expats still […]

IRS Amnesty Program for Renouncing Citizens

A New IRS Amnesty Program Is Here: Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens

Amidst all the news of looming IRS crackdowns, a bit of relief is on the way. Recently, a brand new IRS amnesty program was launched for those who have renounced their American citizenship (or even those who intend to!), called “Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens.” These procedures are intended to incentivize noncompliant taxpayers to […]

The Latest Citizenship Renunciation Numbers, and What They Mean for Expats

Many expats have a love-hate relationship with their American citizenship. While they may love being American citizens, the ongoing tax-filing requirements can make the burden of remaining a citizen too much to bear. Each quarter the Federal Register publishes the American citizenship renunciation numbers, and the numbers often reflect a number of different trends for […]

Filing Taxes Late and Expat Passport Revocation

Filing Taxes Late? Your American Passport Could Be Revoked

Expats’ passports are their lifelines. The freedom to travel without restriction between countries is not a luxury – for many expats, it is the only way to see their families. The loss of a passport could affect their eligibility to work and much more. But recently, the IRS has started cracking down on Americans abroad […]

Findings and Insights From the 2019 US Expat Opinion Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s US Expat Opinion Survey. Now that it’s over and the results have been collected , we want to share some of the most important insights you shared. From government representation to potential changes to the tax laws, take a moment to review this important information in […]

US Expatriate Citizenship Renunciation

Three Hidden Disadvantages to US Expatriate Citizenship Renunciation

Each year, our expat opinion survey shows that citizenship renunciation weighs heavily on the minds of expats everywhere, and the US taxation system is often cited as the reason. Renouncing US citizenship may seem like a good decision – especially if you have dual citizenship or have been living outside the US for several years […]

2019 Q1 Citizenship Renunciation Totals and US Expatriate's Tax

Citizenship Renunciation and US Expatriate’s Tax in 2019

Check out our summary on the first quarter citizenship renunciation numbers that were recently published in the Federal Register. These numbers are often reflective of several issues that concern expats: taxes, political environment, and more. But typically, one of the top factors is US expatriate’s tax. Let’s take a look at the recent development in […]