A Reader Asks: 'I renounced in 2019, but I got a CARES Act payment anyway. What should I do?'

One of those stories quietly running in the background of the Covid-19 pandemic has been that of the American expats who have struggled to obtain the so-called CARES Act stimulus payments they're supposed to be receiving – even as people who aren't U.S. citizens, and therefore shouldn't be receiving them, have been.

One such person is a former American whom we'll call Franz, who lives in Switzerland, and who renounced his U.S. citizenship in 2019...but received a check anyway...

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Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

US citizens holding dual foreign nationality and living abroad may have individually owned assets that could be subject to foreign government expropriation, says Florida based attorney Alan S. Lederman, of...

Jun-29-2022