Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Acquire Australian Citizenship

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  1. mrtravel123, Dec 22, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014

    mrtravel123 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Acquire Australian Citizenship

    Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of technology giant Apple, is on the path toward Australian citizenship. Over the weekend, he moved one step closer to becoming Aussie by becoming a permanent resident, which was granted to him because he is a distinguished person.

    Not exactly "new" news, as this has been talked about for 2 - 3 years. But, not news that is widely known.
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    totally cool
    I don't blame him, lots of cute babes over there!

    isn't that a non sequitur?
  3. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2004
    Let's see if he'd give up his US citizenship. Pretty onerous with that 50% exit tax.

    US citizens - IRS slaves forever.

  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    Article doesn't say whether he'll renounce his American citizenship or maintain dual citizenship.
  5. fraslo macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2015
    Milky Way
    The only reason for him to moving there is so that he will be able to buy new Apple products a few hours earlier then in US;)
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    The US doesn't let you renounce citizenship to escape taxes. They will simply say no and you are required to pay your tax in both countries. Choose not to pay back in the US and you are now a tax evader - subject to arrest and even extradition if the country you ran away to has such a treaty with the US.

    Hope Woz is not trying to hide from his current confiscatory tax rates.
  7. K. Bayquoi macrumors newbie

    K. Bayquoi

    Sep 8, 2016
    As long as he is only a permanent resident, and remains a U.S. citizen, this is acceptable to U.S. Government. However, the U.S. Government does NOT acknowledge duel citizenship, and has rather harsh penalties in fees and taxes if one gives up one's U.S. citizenship. So it is questionable why he would be going this route.
  8. Hater macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2017
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I wonder if Woz has waltz-into-1 infinite loop-whenever-he-wants-rights
  9. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    I'm not sure where you are getting your information but I'm afraid to tell that you've got your facts wrong. You can be a dual citizen in the US

    I know quite a few people who are dual citizens in the US and there are tons of celebrities who are dual citizens (in Hollywood, USA).
  10. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011

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