Pros and cons of dropping U.S. citizenship

By Staff | April 24, 2015 | Last updated on September 15, 2023
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Increasingly onerous U.S. income tax filing and reporting obligations, combined with scrutiny of foreign accounts under FATCA, has led many American citizens living in Canada to consider renouncing their U.S. citizenship.

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That decision will involve some serious trade-offs, notes ‎Susannah Roth, an associate at O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers. There are benefits and drawbacks on the tax side, as well as potential travel restrictions to consider.

Read Roth’s analysis here.

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