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Expat Mexico: Arróz by Any Other Name Would Smell Like Rice

If you want to see what the region looks like, here is Google Images for Ajijic.   Also, Chapala. (Note the thick coating of filth, garbage, used condoms, plastic bags and dirty diapers that are not there: Again, so much of what you read about Mexico … Continue reading

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How Governments Keep You (and Your Money) From Leaving

 And, once renunciation is complete, US law enables the US Attorney General to bar former citizens from ever re-entering the country again if the government decides that the former citizen left to avoid paying taxes.   Having grown up in … Continue reading

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U.S. Government to Citizens: ‘You Can’t Leave without Our Permission’

This is very hard (and saddening) to take by someone who lived through the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. We used to laugh at the old Soviet Union pointing out that it was obvious something was wrong when they … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Jesus Banned from the U.S.

214(b) is a pretext that expats may encounter with increasing frequency… Expats should secure their visas before buying non-refundable tickets. They are building a wall around the border but it is not intended to screen out “undesirables.” Just like the Berlin … Continue reading

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OVER THE LIMIT: WHY I AM LEAVING THE SHIRE

If you are thinking about expatriation, do not let the thought enter your mind to go anywhere in the Western World. — jtl, 419  [The following post is by TDV Contributor Pete Gorman] I love New Zealand, the breathtaking natural … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Have Your Assets Outside of the US Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

FATCA was launched with the intended goal of making sure no American, anywhere, has any financial assets not reported directly to the US government.  Unlike most countries, Americans are some of the most globally enslaved in that they must pay … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: Calls for a US Exit Tax on the Horizon

By Staff News & Analysis – via The Daily Bell Why America Needs an Exit Tax … President Obama’s executive action on immigration will end the threat of deportation for as many as 3.7 million parents of American citizens, while also … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Government Tracked Me Overseas

We’ve spent a lifetime invading or bombing countries in Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East and southeastern Europe. But, but, but…they hate us because we are free, right? — jtl, 419 by Erika Nolan via Activist Post I was on vacation … Continue reading

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WILL THIS BE THE LAST LABOR DAY WORKERS CAN AFFORD TO ESCAPE THE US?

Global taxation is here, in the form of FATCA, making it even harder for  US citizens to get out from under this system. The federal government knows there is a brain drain taking place, and with brains goes capital. In … Continue reading

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US Government Can Kill US Citizens, But Not Strip Their Citizenship

Why would the US government do that when it can collect taxes on all of your worldwide income? [Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick] While Daniel Swalm researched his family’s genealogy, he learned about a … Continue reading

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