Boris Johnson, President of the USA

While writing up the pointer to my linkedin piece on banks and customer service I looked up Google’s view of Boris Johnson and FATCA, possibly the world’s most famous dual citizen tax exile.   The press have been keen to comment, here’s one of the Forbes article’s and here’s Nigel Green in City AM. Green reveals that Johnson claimed that he was going to renounce his US citizenship in 2006, but clearly hasn’t. I wonder why? In order to do so, people must have paid up their previous five years tax, perhaps he couldn’t afford it. It’s a curiosity though. I’d have thought dual citizenship would be a problem for an aspirant Prime Minister however Boris does remain eligible to stand to be President of the United States. Perhaps that’s why he keeps the passport.

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