Friday, February 5, 2016
International Tax Blog, New Expatriate Record for 2015 – Nearly 4,300 Expatriations:
Today the Treasury Department published the names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their long-term U.S. residency (“expatriated”) during the fourth quarter of 2015.
The number of published expatriates for the quarter was 1,058, bringing the total number of published expatriates in 2015 to 4,279. The total for the year breaks last year’s record number of 3,415 published expatriates. The number of expatriates for 2015 is a 25% increase over 2014 and a 42% increase over 2013 (2,999).
For a discussion of how the IRS compiles the data, see these posts: missing names, source of data.