The United States and Eritrea

Eritrea? Where is that? Eritrea is a small, former Italian colony in North East Africa that emerged from its long war of independence in 1993 only to plunge once again into military conflict, first with Yemen and then, more devastatingly, with its old adversary, Ethiopia.

Today, a fragile peace prevails and Eritrea faces the gigantic tasks of rebuilding its infrastructure and of developing its economy after more than 30 years of fighting. USA Tax Singapore

Interestingly, Eritrea has something in common with the United States. These are the only 2 countries that tax the overseas income of its non resident citizens regardless of how long they stay away.

In 2013, the Government of Canada deported the head of the Eritrean Consulate, Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael, for using the consulate as a base for the collection of a 2% Diaspora tax.  Today some Canadians with US passports are calling on their government to offer the same resistance to the US.

Good luck with that idea....

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