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October 11, 2018 - Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

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Law Society Classroom, 200 - 260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - Why, How and What are the Consequences?

October 11, 2018   │   12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm


For U.S. citizens living in Canada, the decision whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship involves many complex considerations. An increasing number of U.S. citizens and dual citizens living abroad are grappling with this decision as they also contend with the complexity of the U.S. government’s worldwide taxation regime and recent U.S. tax reforms such as the “repatriation tax” and Global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) rules.
This program will review the key considerations when advising clients who are contemplating whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship. You will learn to recognize the “red flags” for when to engage a specialist in U.S. cross-border tax considerations. You will also learn valuable information about the renunciation process itself and the consequences of renunciation, such as criminal inadmissibility cross border issues, etc.
This program will also review the criteria for who qualifies as a U.S. citizen. Many individuals born in Canada are not aware that they may be U.S. citizens based on the timing of a U.S. parent’s residence in the U.S.
Meet your Presenters:
U.S. tax lawyer Alexander Marino of Moodys Gartner Tax Law (Calgary) has presented to a wide range of audiences across the globe about the pros and cons of renouncing U.S. citizenship. He has also assisted hundreds of clients through the renunciation process.

Experienced immigration lawyer Sofia Mirza of Fillmore Riley LLP will bring local perspective on the issues related to renunciation that have arisen in her practice, including waivers for criminal offences.


Registration Fee:
Lawyer - $95.00 (plus GST)
Student - $47.50 (plus GST)~ 50%  Discount
Registration fee includes materials and lunch

Webinar Registration Fee: $60 plus GST (includes materials sent electronically)
Registrants will receive an email prior to Oct 11 with detailed instructions on how to connect.
Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 2 hours of eligible CPD activity.
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