Accidental Americans ask US to cut fees for renouncing citizenship

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Accidental Americans Association (AAA) has written a letter to the US Secretary of State, asking the country to reduce the costs of renouncing American citizenship. Many accidental Americans would like to give up their US citizenship to avoid having tax obligations to a country most have never even lived in. However, the waiver procedure alone costs $2,350 and the final sum could run to thousands of dollars since they also need to pay the Internal Revenue Service any tax obligations from the previous five years. "$2,350 is an exorbitant sum and does not correspond at all to the re...

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