The New York-born British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has renounced his American citizenship, according to the U.S. Treasury. Johnson had previously described his citizenship as an “accident of birth,” and has spent years arguing with the U.S. government over the demands for federal taxes.
Washington DC is unusual in that it requires citizens who live outside the U.S. to pay taxes on their income. Citizens are required to submit a tax return showing how much they paid to the country they live in and if this is less than the U.S. tax they are required to give the IRS the difference.
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