Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Acquire Australian Citizenship

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    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.

    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/576713/20141222/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-acquire-australian.htm#.VJdbNsADA

    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

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    I don't blame him, lots of cute babes over there!



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

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

    US citizens - IRS slaves forever.

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  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 6502

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    I wonder if Woz has waltz-into-1 infinite loop-whenever-he-wants-rights
     
  9. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502

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    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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship_of_the_United_States#Dual_citizenship.

    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).
     
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