Green Card: The US Exit Tax

Coming to America? A space for those planning for a Green Card, living with a Green Card or wanting to abandon your Green Card … https://t.co/QSSwLukN1E — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) November 21, 2020

US Green Card

Coming to America? A space for those planning for a Green Card, living with a Green Card or wanting to abandon your Green Card … https://t.co/QSSwLukN1E — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) November 21, 2020

IRS Relief Procedures For Former Citizens Update – Relief For Former Green Card Holders Coming!

It's just become a lot easier for many #Americansabroad wishing to commit #citizide, but who are worried about tax compliance issues: "IRS Relief Procedures For Former Citizens Update – Relief For Former Green Card Holders Coming!" https://t.co/Ttu1k9Yply via @expatriationlaw — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) December 18, 2019 Introduction On December […]

Article 4 paragraph 2 of the U.S. U.K. Tax Treaty: A clause preventing the use of the tax treaty tie breaker for some Green Card holders

Introduction – In The 21st Century The Most Important Thing About A Person Is His Tax Residency Interestingly the U.S. UK tax treaty appears to have created a "saving clause" for some #GreenCard holders – looks like they may have no residency tie breaker option (very bad!) Why should some Green Card holders be treated […]

Green Card holders who have moved from the United States without properly severing US tax residency

Here is the scenario that this post is addressing: An individual becomes a permanent resident of the United States (meaning that he has a Green Card). He lives in the United States for any number of years. He then moves away from the United States and returns to live in his home country. He is […]

The "proper care and feeding of the Green Card": Tax Filing Edition – Use of the 911 Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Introduction: The Purpose and Limited Scope Of This Post This post focuses on Green Card holders who are filing the 1040 tax return. The 1040 is the return that is filed by all individuals unless you are a “nonresident aliens”. Non-resident aliens file the 1040-NR. This post does NOT discuss (1) when it could be […]

The proper care and feeding of the Green Card: How physical presence in the US affects the right to live permanently in the US and eligibility for US citizenship

United States permanent residence and the right to travel outside the United States with the Green Card Beginning with my answer to a similar question on Quora … Read John Richardson‘s answer to Can a person living in the US with a Greencard travel to other countries? on Quora

The "proper care and feeding of the Green Card": Tax Planning for the #GreenCard before coming to America

Introduction – Where this post came from … In July of 2018 I moderated a discussion on “tax residency”. The discussion was at an immigration conference in Los Angeles that was primarily focused on the EB-5 program. The EB-5 program will lead to a Green Card (meaning that one becomes a permanent resident of the […]

What are the advantages to a Green Card holder becoming a US citizen?

Circa 2013: Many people with @PermResidentUSA AKA #GreenCard holders live in the USA for years and choose to NOT become U.S. citizens: "Making Choice to Halt at Door of Citizenship" https://t.co/rBrLDHNrYn — US Green Card Abroad (@USGreenCardLaw) September 10, 2018 There are many “permanent residents” of the United States AKA Green Card holders who have […]