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 […]

Keeping your startup from being treated as a PFIC

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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 […]

The Expatriation Chronicles of an Accidental American, Episode 2

Note from Phil:  this blog post was written by A, who is renouncing her U.S. citizenship.  She kindly agreed to period updates of her progress through the system as she deals with the various bits and pieces of work that will be needed to renounce her U.S. citizenship. It is part of a continuing series: […]

The Expatriation Chronicles of an Accidental American, Episode 1

Wherein we start a long journey We are kicking off a new series of blog posts. It is likely to run intermittently for more than a year, and I think it will be useful for you to watch. I will be writing some, and others in the series will be guest posts from our protagonist. […]

Why you, nonresident real estate investor, need another trust

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When a PFIC stops being a PFIC

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Reverse time, avoid exit tax if you are a green card holder

Hi everyone, it’s Phil again and this is your regular dose of Expatriation. Happy Tuesday. You can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of this email. Alternatively, you can sign up for one of our other mailing lists. Schedule change I am switching to an “every other Tuesday” schedule for this email newsletter. […]