Although I grew up in Europe, I inherited a US citizenship from my parents. I did live in the US briefly as a teen, but did not have a particularly good experience in that country and moved up here to Canada as soon as I graduated from high school. I picked Canada because my boyfriend-at-the-time (now husband and father of my son) lived here, but I’ve since fallen in love with this amazing country!
I never considered myself American. I don’t hate the US, but it’s just never been a part of my identity. So imagine my surprise when I found out, on Sunday, October 2, 2011, that I am obligated to file my tax return to a country I never lived in as an adult, have never made an income in, and that I never chose to be associated with!
I made this website because it’s the only power I have. I’m just an individual, a wife and mother, of modest means and no political clout. The only thing I can do to fight the unfairness of the US tax system regarding expats is to educate others and keep the conversation going.
I am not writing this as an expert and I (obviously) cannot give you any legal or financial advice. If you would like to contribute content for this blog, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.