The Expatriation Chronicles of an Accidental American, Episode 5

Back story A is busily marching towards renouncing her U.S. citizenship. In order to renounce U.S. citizenship, you need to neutralize: The Nationality Borg (aka the State Department); and The Money Borg (aka the Internal Revenue Service). A was told by someone at the London Embassy that she has a Social Security Number. She was […]

The Expatriation Chronicles of an Accidental American, Episode 4

Note from Phil:  this is the fourth episode of The Expatriation Chronicles, in which we follow the renunciation process from start to finish with a 17-year old Irish girl who is an Accidental American. Episode 1 (Phil’s introduction) Episode 2 (A’s introduction – why she wants to renounce her U.S. citizenship) Episode 3 (What to do when […]

Expatriation with no Social Security Number – another report from the trenches

A friend (Virginia Jeker, a U.S. tax lawyer practicing in Dubai) sent me this email with her ideas for how to deal with the problem of a would-be expatriate who has no Social Security Number. This was in response to the third episode of the Expatriation Chronicles. Hi Phil – this was a great piece. […]

Expatriation with no Social Security Number – report from the trenches

A CPA friend of mine send me this email — about the whole “how can you expatriate easily when you do not have a Social Security Number?” question. I have dealt with 2 different clients that surrendered their passports at US Embassy, one in Madrid and another in Paris.  In both cases, no SS# and […]

The Expatriation Chronicles of an Accidental American, Episode 3

Note from Phil:  this is the third episode of The Expatriation Chronicles, in which we follow the renunciation process from start to finish with a 17-year old Irish girl who is an Accidental American. Episode 1 (Phil’s introduction) Episode 2 (A’s introduction – why she wants to renounce her U.S. citizenship) This episode went out on […]