Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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Lets not drag this out further. Just explain your tax payments to either the country you claim citizenship or the country where you live. That is where it starts. And, if retaining your American citizenship does nothing for you, go ahead and renounce it. Become a citizen of another country, say, the one you've lived in for nearly two decades, for example.
I lived in Germany growing up and know how it feels to be a perpetual guest in another country. And I know about the tax benefits. But live away from your homeland long enough and you lose the ties to a community there. After you lose the tie, you are an odd brand of American - one that is never in America, and doesn't live with Americans, but not of the local nationality either. It is your choice, and it seems you chose to avoid paying taxes. Understandable. But not particularly patriotic or commendable. Jim