US Citizenship and Immigration Law
We receive many queries from US people (or people concerned about being US people or about their children being US people) who would like to know about their filing requirements and options should they not be compliant on their US or foreign bank reporting.
What we always recommend is that a future client understand first their status as a US person (if there is any question) by consulting with a US Citizenship and Immigration lawyer. We almost exclusively recommend John Richardson of Citizenship Solutions on this matter. We recommend first discussing your status with John before contacting us about your tax obligations. For some, this can save a great deal of time and effort (and stress!) considering your US filing obligations if there is no reason to do so.
Once you understand your status as a US person, you can move toward getting compliant with your US obligations and perhaps exploring the possibility of renunciation or relinquishment of your US Citizenship. John also assists in this matter as well.
If you are just discovering that you may have a US connection (through Citizenship or Greencard), we recommend you contact John at www.citizenshipsolutions.ca