Boris Johnson renounced his American citizenship—for tax reasons. As a dual citizen, the IRS required Johnson to file tax returns on his earnings, even though he lived outside of the U.S., and to pay the relevant taxes.
Britain now has its own version of TOTUS including tax problems.MA
Shane Croucher , Newsweek
8 hrs ago
Boris Johnson, Britain’s newly-crowned prime minister of the U.K., was born in New York City and only recently relinquished his American passport when the Internal Revenue Service chased him for unpaid taxes.
Johnson, 55, triumphed in the Conservative Party leadership contest against Jeremy Hunt, 52, the current British foreign secretary. It was a race to replace the incumbent Theresa May, who announced in May her resignation as prime minister.
May’s repeated failure to pass her controversial Brexit deal through parliament ended her unpopular premiership as she lost her party’s support. Johnson, a prominent supporter of Brexit, promises Britain will leave the European Union, deal or no deal, by Halloween.
Stanley Johnson, 78, father of the new prime minister, was an economics student at Columbia University in 1964 when his son was born…
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