Wherein I pimp the CalCPA International Tax Conference and tell covered expatriates something depressing

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Who files Form 8854 and what if you’re late?

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Harassment of expatriate by USCIS reported

Today I received an email from a correspondent who is a recent expatriate.  He reports a sobering experience at the hands of our trusted servants at the border.  With permission (and identifying information anonymized with [ALL CAPS]): Hi Phil, I much appreciate your newsletter. Now I have a question that may be of wider interest. […]

Edinburgh Consulate now processes renunciations

A correspondent tells me that the Edinburgh Consulate will now process renunciations.  Since this is a new venue, the wait times should be better than elsewhere.

The Expatriation Chronicles of an Accidental American, Episode 10

Note from Phil: this is the tenth 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 […]