Tens of thousands of British citizens born in the US but only lived there for a few months or years face having their bank accounts frozen as part of a crackdown by the US tax authorities. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ordering British banks to hand over the American tax identification numbers of dual nationals so they can be charged tax as overseas citizens. This leaves many so-called 'Accidental Americans' in a complex situation, because they were never given US tax number or told they would be liable to US taxes for the rest of their lives. With the exception of Eritrea...
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