Just got my US citizenship!

New RXDe10
Sep 18, 2019 44 Comments

Don’t lose hope Blind! After 15 years in the country, multiple H1Bs and green card, I just got naturalized!

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    • New RXDe10
      OP
      I just hate people who like to disseminate fear on Blind and assume ignorance of somebody and go as far as saying that I should have studied harder before taking a decision as solemn as pursuing American citizenship, rather than share with me this moment of happiness.

      I am very well informed of FEIE and FTC, and as long as you are mildly careful as to what your remote assets are, so that you don’t fall under PFIC taxation (which means owning US-domiciled investment funds), I’ve always been able to pay taxes to my home country and get a full credit dollar for dollar.
      Sep 18, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng TCorGTfi
      You guys are delusional. Having US Citizenship IS a liability if you plan to live abroad. Here's why:

      While you think that a tax treaty provides coverage against double taxation, it is not true. Every US tax treaty has a saving clause negating the benefits to US Citizens if the IRS wants it.

      Double taxation occurs when the IRS does not recognize the income tax nature of a foreign tax. This happens a lot in Europe because of mandatory social contributions not allowing a foreign tax credits.

      If you live abroad you will not be able to invest in most of the tax advantaged accounts in your country of residence. This is due to the more than harsh tax treatment of PFICs.

      A handful of US tax treaties recognize the tax free nature of Roth IRA (Belgium, UK...). This is because the roth ira is newer than the UN tax treaty model. In this case your roth ira will be taxed as income in your country of residence.

      Noone recognizes the tax deferred nature of 529s, HSAs etc.

      You can only chose between the FTC and FEIE. Careful if you make FTC election you have to live with it for a certain number of years.

      You won't have access to bank accounts most of the time because of Fatca.

      Foreign property capital gains in foreign currency will be deemed US capital gains because of the shadow earnings due to fx conversions.

      The exit tax only applies to covered expatriates. Make sure you understand how to trigger the status.

      In Practice, the US does not allow dual citizenship as being a US Citizen precedes other citizenship due to citizenship based taxation and Fatca (see how the CRA in Canada does not care about Canadian citizens privacy and shares data with the irs).

      Anyway it is a complicated subject with no one size fits all answer. Just going and saying yeah its OK I'm covered by a tax treaty is naive at best. There has been cases of tax treaties not followed by brokers etc, and double taxation especially in Western Europe
      Sep 18, 2019
  • Apple toplad
    What nationality are you?
    Sep 18, 2019 12
    • Yelp / Eng yelpparty
      @xhOa41 hey calling trump "an orange monkey" is an insult to orang utans!
      Sep 18, 2019
    • Yelp / Eng yelpparty
      @username no the US is also a good place to buy guns; and regarding the Spanish, they only do siesta all day.
      Sep 18, 2019
  • Twitter jkkugdyh
    Little know secret - but once you get a passport, you can use the number on the back to call in an air strike
    Sep 18, 2019 1
    • New RXDe10
      OP
      Haha good to know. Passport should be coming in a couple weeks, already applied for it.
      Sep 18, 2019
  • Now apply for OCI.
    Sep 18, 2019 8
    • priceline.com / IT top_phodu
      Nah...check yourself again and confirm. Ur definitely an India
      Sep 18, 2019
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      China, Mexico, and Philippines have long queues as well.
      Sep 18, 2019
  • As an US Citizen, you are required to do the following:
    1. Figure out ways to avoid jury duty
    2. Have reasons why you did not vote
    3. Claim that the last batch of good immigrants came in your boat
    4. Get off my lawn kids.
    Sep 18, 2019 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    x x

    Cisco Eng

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    Amazon
    x xmore
    I am pretty sure op is not Indian for Indians 30-40 years wait
    Sep 18, 2019 0
  • Microsoft rubaduba
    Wow only 15 years?? Damn.
    Sep 18, 2019 0
  • Intuitive Surgical keh-k-leta
    Ok ill fly peacock
    Sep 19, 2019 0
  • SAP / HR
    pathshala

    SAP HR

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    Hyosung, Allen & Gerritsen
    pathshalamore
    So now if people ask you , where you're from ? How are you going to answer it ?
    Sep 19, 2019 0
  • VMware / Eng anonym🌴🌱
    Congratulations OP now can you please answer one question honestly -
    Will you support HR 1044?
    Sep 18, 2019 0

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