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Old 01-26-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

http://www.inquisitr.com/495585/tina...swiss-citizen/

You know things are bad when US citizens no longer want to admit that they were born in the US.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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some rich people do that for tax reasons, like that facebook billionaire guy.

US taxes do suck a big d!ck though.

also, a swiss passport is as good as a US passport in terms of traveling. they don't really need visas for 1st world countries.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

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some rich people do that for tax reasons, like that facebook billionaire guy.

US taxes do suck a big d!ck though.

also, a swiss passport is as good as a US passport in terms of traveling. they don't really need visas for 1st world countries.

Aren't most US taxes relatively low except for corporate taxes???
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Aren't most US taxes relatively low except for corporate taxes???

Not for income earned outside of the US.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #5
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Not for income earned outside of the US.

not only that, but the IRS tax citizens for everything, from estate inheritance tax to transferring a company to your own mother. basically, if you pass things to your own family without even earning a real penny or selling, the US still hits you with bullsh!t taxes.

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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She has been living in Europe for a long time and Switzerland for almost 20 years. I'm not surprised she has done this.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #7
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Default Re: Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

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not only that, but the IRS tax citizens for everything, from estate inheritance tax to transferring a company to your own mother. basically, if you pass things to your own family without even earning a real penny or selling, the US still hits you with bullsh!t taxes.


its something like a 4 or 5 million deductible right now. thats not bad for most people..

mostly its the greedy mofos who renounce citizenship due to taxes
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #8
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She has been living in Europe for a long time and Switzerland for almost 20 years. I'm not surprised she has done this.
Pretty much this.

I didn't see any political or economical motives in this at all.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #9
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Default Re: Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

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not only that, but the IRS tax citizens for everything, from estate inheritance tax to transferring a company to your own mother. basically, if you pass things to your own family without even earning a real penny or selling, the US still hits you with bullsh!t taxes.

I got no inheritance when my dad died, it all went to paying estate taxes.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

I'm wondering for the average person...would doing this make it harder for you to visit the United States again?

I'd consider it for like an Aussie citizenship one day.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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its something like a 4 or 5 million deductible right now. thats not bad for most people..

mostly its the greedy mofos who renounce citizenship due to taxes

More like the american government is greedy.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:47 PM   #12
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Default Re: Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

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She has been living in Europe for a long time and Switzerland for almost 20 years. I'm not surprised she has done this.
Exactly.

This only shocks the" I know the US is the greatest country on earth, even though I have never been anywhere else" crowd.

She likes over there and wants to stay. No biggie.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #13
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Haven't heard her name in years, I used to have the major hots for her back when I was a younger lad.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #14
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I got no inheritance when my dad died, it all went to paying estate taxes.

Wow, I guess this means my dad won't get any money when I die.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #15
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I got no inheritance when my dad died, it all went to paying estate taxes.


sucks man. that's f--king bullshit. passing sh!t to one's offsprings should not be treated like some corporate "business transaction" but that's how the IRS operates.
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