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State tax implications of a dual citizen who moved overseas to other country of citizenship

Last state of residence was NY, but I have no property / other ties to the state. I do however maintain bank/investment accounts using a relatives address just to make things easier regarding mail/etc....
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How did the IRS know that Boris Johnson sold his house?

According to several articles, Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister who was born in the U.S., was hounded by the IRS for taxes on the sale of his house in the U.K. For example here: https://...
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Tax implications of elective dual US/AU citizenship

I am a US citizen born in the US to an American mother and Australian father. I am eligible to apply for Australian citizenship via citizenship by descent. I live and work entirely in the US and plan ...
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U.S. sanctions against citizens from countries under U.S. sanctions [closed]

Preface: It is a known fact that because of Russia taking over Crimea, Iran with their nuclear program and North Korea with their crazy missile plans, the United States Government has placed several ...
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What happens with a 401k when changing citizenship?

I am in the process of changing citizenship from the U.S. to Norway. When I told my financial advisor about this he said I would have to close my 401k account there but he didn't really offer any ...
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US-EU dual citizen working for US non-profit while living in Ireland or UK?

I am a full-time, salaried employee for a US non-profit based in Virginia, where I currently reside. I have citizenship of the United States and now citizenship of Italy (by descent). My fiance (soon ...
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Bank refuses to allow withdrawal due to ID/citizenship issues

My sister has a bank account--and a passbook as proof of that bank account, in China. She opened that bank account as a Chinese citizen with a Chinese ID, and it currently has approximately $35, 000 ...
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What's the tl;dr investing rules for married Canadian citizens when one partner happens to have US citizenship?

Canadians with US citizenship have several things to consider regarding investments: Canada's Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is not considered tax free by IRS, and filing taxes may significantly ...
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Residency/Citizenship Fast-Tracked Through Investment

I overheard a few people talking about this and state that Singapore and the US fast-tracked citizenship or residency for people who invested in their countries. Any truth to this or what countries ...
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Do you still get CPP/OAS if you live outside Canada

If a Canadian citizen decides to spend retirement years outside Canada, do they still get the full amount for CPP/OAS? or do they need to have residence in Canada?
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Tax consequences (future or present) of giving up US citizenship

I am a Norwegian citizen by birth, and have lived here all my life. Some years ago, I learned that I am - by virtue of a US parent - also a citizen of the latter country. The amusement of learning ...
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Why would a bank refuse to open a bank account?

About 4 years ago, I try to open a bank account for my wife and they refused to open an account after they ran her passport. I asked the manager lady why, but she wouldn't tell me why or she refused ...
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I guess I'm American (by birth). I'm Canadian… my investment company is asking an impossible question. I don't have an SSN, what to do? Lie?

When I was born (1976) they did not automatically assign SSNs to kids (according to my mother). I guess that's not the case now. I only lived there for a few years and I gather I am a US citizen by ...
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Will U.S. citizenship boost credit score?

I have a good friend in USA who is a permanent resident and is married to a US citizen. They have only one income (although his income is a bit over $100K per year) and his wife (who is the citizen) ...
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Is it possible to get a debit card for a non-US-citizen nephew without foreign transaction fees?

Here is my predicament: I am a US citizen, and I have a nephew in Russia, who is not a US citizen, and whom I would like to support financially. I have easily been able to make him an associated user ...
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Born in the U.S.A., but I have no SSN & I live in Canada. Must I file a U.S. income tax return each year?

I was told when I applied for my U.S. passport years ago that as long as I had never worked in the United States and did not have a SSN, then I did not have to file taxes. This is what the U.S. ...
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Dual Citizen British/US and online business taxes

I am a dual British/US citizen living in the EU. I file taxes in the US with my husband. I want to open an account with an online gallery to sell my artwork and as we intend to retire to UK I will ...
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Receiving restricted stock units as a dual citizen

I'm in the process of signing paperwork to receive restricted stock units at my current company. While looking over the papers, I noticed that they mention that I'm 'a citizen of Canada.' I actually ...
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Can a F1 student file, as a non-resident, a joint tax return with US Citizen wife

My income through CPT, as a F1 student for 2012 was $50k, of which I have paid $300 in state and federal taxes as I was a part time employee of a company from Jan - March 2012 (income ~$13k). I then ...
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Understanding welfare or Social Security paid to naturalized senior citizens in the U.S.?

Social Security is an alien concept in India, from where I am, and this concept interests me: I have been reading and discussing this with friends recently. One friend from Vietnam, who became a ...
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Do I need to pay taxes as a dual citizen if I have income both from the US and abroad?

I'm a Hungarian-US dual citizen (born in the US to Hungarian parents) but I've lived outside the U.S. for most of my life. I have an American passport and SSN. I've never filed a tax return in the US, ...
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When do dual citizens (Canadian & American citizenship) need to file U.S. income taxes?

I'm a Canadian-US dual citizen (born in the US to Canadian parents) but I've lived in Canada my whole life (aside from the first 3 weeks). I've never had an American passport or a SSN. I've never ...