• Oops . . .Did I “Expatriate” and Never Know It: Lawful Permanent Residents Beware!
  • January 21, 2014 | Author: Patrick W. Martin
  • Law Firm: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - San Diego Office
  • “Expatriation” from the U.S. is often very controversial in the context of U.S. citizens who formally renounce citizenship. There is probably no other U.S. international tax topic for individuals that can strike greater personal emotions than leaving the U.S. To some, it sounds like abandoning the country. Americans do not have a history or tradition of leaving the U.S. to make their careers, families and fortunes abroad, unlike the Dutch, Mexicans, British, Spanish, Indians and many others from countries around the world.