Are you an ‘accidental American’? It sounds like the name of a Top 10 Billboard hit in the late 60s, but actually it is a position many people, of all ages, find themselves in.
If you have had a link to the US at birth, have or hold a US passport, then you could be affected without really knowing it.
Oftentimes, the first knowledge people will have of being an ‘accidental American’ is when they receive a letter from a financial institution asking them to clarify their citizenship.
It’s no surprise really – you have a life to live and are getting on with things. It’s only when someone flags it up that you realise you could have some obligations, and tax issues, to look at.
‘Accidental Americans’ include people who were born in the US but then came to the UK. Even if you came to the UK as a baby, have stayed here ever since and have no memory of living in the US, you are an ‘accidental American.’
Discovering that you are an ‘accidental American’, could leave you uncertain about your obligations and liabilities. We’re here to help.
How do we help?
- We will start by helping you understand your position and your citizenship options
- Then we’ll help you to understand your historic filing requirements obligations
- We will then take care of the filing. That starts by obtaining a US social security number for you
- We will then file returns and get them approved
- If appropriate we’ll then take you through the process of renouncing your citizenship
There’s nothing wrong with being an ‘accidental American’. However, it’s an issue that needs to be addressed. We’ve helped many people in this situation and you can rely on us to be your guide and by your side throughout the process.
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