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Warning to American Expats [Kult America]

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After living in Europe for over a decade, I have recently learned about the harsh legal reality of being American that many people overlook. I think its critical that anyone else who is potentially in the same situation be informed of their obligations and seek council. I am not a lawyer and this video does not constitute legal advice, just an overview on my story. Check out the interview I did on the IRS Medic channel with personal details about my own case. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g3Qlqdt_Dk ★★★ CONTACT ★★★ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSocash Email: [email protected] Brands: [email protected] Merchandise: https://shop.spreadshirt.pl/KultAmerica https://mediakraft.tv
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Kult America (1 month ago)
Anthony is a dear friend of mine who saved me when I was in a terrible situation - SHARE THIS video with any Americans living abroad so they are informed and avoid the same situation. See the full interview about my personal case here.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g3Qlqdt_Dk
James Tucker (16 days ago)
Blk Hebrews great substance for 2019
Jacek Pajewski (30 days ago)
It sucks. First of all it's not fun to travel on US passport because no one like Americans.But this? "Oh the land of a free................"? How about Canada is it the same?
Tyrone Fountain (1 month ago)
Kult America maybe change the aesthetic with this channel man. You attracting a really weird audience. Maybe less black shirts.
IRS Medic (1 month ago)
Thanks Ryan. I thank you so much for spreading the word about this terrible situation.
Adam Bochenski (23 hours ago)
Ten film utwierdził mnie w przekonaniu że ten kraj jest ostro popierdolony
Darek Jakubowski (1 day ago)
The USA - “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”........ ;)
Engin Savaş (2 days ago)
You are free to renounce and drop your American citizenship.Why are you just not doing it?
HDaviator (4 days ago)
Knowing this, why do you still keep your U.S. citizenship? Polish citizenship allows you to travel to the U.S. without a visa for a few months. Why, then do you not renounce it? This will follow you your entire life. I would renounce if I was in your position.
Pacz 11 (4 days ago)
USA is a corporation, you can't be a citizen of a corporation🎯
Dugie Joness (6 days ago)
Who is responsible for FATAC? What president confirmed this pathology? Which party made this communist rules?
Michał Orłowski (9 days ago)
So you're not targeting Polish audience anymore? Kinda conspiracy channel?
Mongoose .AC. (11 days ago)
Didn't Trump change this? Probably person that lives at least 11 out of 12 mounth abroad may not pay taxes in US.
Mike Breen (8 days ago)
Simply not true. A US citizen is liable for US taxes for life even if he never sert foot in the country.
Iwanvs 95 (13 days ago)
Taxation is theft, especially when imposed unnecessarily.
imachynn (15 days ago)
What if you just drop the US citizenship?
Mike Breen (8 days ago)
You can't just "drop" US citizenship. A few years ago a couple of hundred a year renounced US citizenship, that's possibly as high as 18,000 a year now. So yes, people are renouncing but here's the thing.... In response to the ever increasing numbers renouncing the US increased the basic consular fee from $450 to $2350, the highest in the world by a very long way. Now, imagine a family of four. But it gets worse....To be completely free of the US means tax compliance and most of those who eventually discover that they really are not free and cannot live with the persecution and discrimination are not in tax compliance. It can cost a fortune to get in tax compliance, enough to make that $2350 look like a drop in the ocean. Wealthy? The US has an exit tax for the wealthy, even if not a penny of that money is in the US, even if you made every penny in your home nation. Land of the free?
Dulin (16 days ago)
Thank you so much for explanation. Your video helped me to understood why one of British bank asking me if my two years old daughter is US citizen...
Rowan Atkinson (24 days ago)
Lots of US expats here in Toronto that wound up here on work visas. Realized they like it here wayyyyyy more than where they came from and first thing they all do is DUMP their US citizenships. Like they(US expats)say here, "It's just not worth the hassle", since the US really doesn't give shit about its citizens to begin with when they're abroad.
Mike Breen (8 days ago)
Of course, dumping citizenship won't be a good idea if you don't have another and they don't grow on trees. Just a tiny little thing that those who say "just renounce" don't tent to consider.
JPD (25 days ago)
you can renounce your citizenship. I suggest you do this
Mike Breen (8 days ago)
Sure! You don't have about $50,000 for accountancy fees, taxes consular fees and a spare citizenship on you do you?
CYBER JOKER (25 days ago)
żyjemy w świecie zbudowanym przez USA nie dziwię się że budując cały powojenny ład światowy tak bronią swoich interesów każą każdemu obywatelowi płacić nawet poza granicami kraju .
escapetomars (26 days ago)
Dump your American citizenship. A Polish citizenship allows you to travel to the US anytime you want already.
escapetomars (22 days ago)
This happens to every EU citizen?
bbonner422 (22 days ago)
escapetomars The problem is is that you get put onto a watchlist and are automatically given a background check. It’s kinda fucked up tbh.
meadowvaleman (29 days ago)
To hell with FATCA! Good luck with your quest!
Arne Petter Kolderup (30 days ago)
Its all very very sick.
Jazil Zaim (30 days ago)
The reason that the US can enforce this to foreign financial institutions is because the US owns the SWIFT banking system and the US dollar is the currency for global trade. As the EU is developing a competitor to SWIFT which the international community is praising and China's Yuan being seen as a threat to the dominance of the US Dollar, it's about time that we realize this together and start supporting rivals. If the EU and China win, then US's enforcement on this will become tougher. If China's Yuan or EU's Euro becomes dominant for global trade then we will end up seeing the US government find it difficult or nearly impossible to enforce this as banks will pretty much give hell to the US government since the US dollar won't be as significant anymore.
Jazil Zaim (21 days ago)
+Christian Peters well then maybe you should tell the government not to force this stuff on overseas citizens. Plus it is hurting job opportunities of many American citizens around the globe.
Christian Peters (21 days ago)
Just as a heads as an American I don't wanna go to war but if the EU and China are working against us to "give us hell" it's going to be war.
surlenil (30 days ago)
For everyone saying 'renounce' not everyone has a second citizenship and not every country Americans live and work in hand out citizenship like candy.
Mike Breen (8 days ago)
Exactly.
Jacek Pajewski (30 days ago)
It sucks. First of all it's not fun to travel on US passport because no one like Americans.But this? "Oh the land of a free................"? How about Canada is it the same?
Adam Sekula (1 month ago)
I heard U can relinquish U.S citizenship for about 2000$. Good luck
Andy Wood (1 month ago)
One of the perks of being a Amerykan 😃😂😁
Wiktor Nowicki (1 month ago)
Cant you just renounce your U.S citizenship?
Wiktor Nowicki (30 days ago)
:D
Wiktor Nowicki (30 days ago)
A coup is allsow a very popular way of spreeding "Freedom" by the U.G.T.S. of merica
Wiktor Nowicki (30 days ago)
in general not a healthy option
Wiktor Nowicki (30 days ago)
or ridiculed by the media
Wiktor Nowicki (30 days ago)
or sanctioned
Sahthus (1 month ago)
Turkish subtitle pls
Erhan Sarı (1 month ago)
Bu ibne bozdu.
mir mir (1 month ago)
Teraz rozumiem, dlaczego mój bank w Norwegii pyta się mnie co roku czy oprócz polskiego obywatelstwa mam amerykańskie, i czy mam jakiekolwiek inne powiązania z USA:/
mir mir (29 days ago)
Yes, and shocking:/
Kult America (30 days ago)
Crazy right?
jarek m (30 days ago)
+Seweryn Jaeger Nie da sie ukryc ze niezle to sobie wymuslili: urodziles sie u nas bedziesx nam za to placil... Sa gorsze sytuacje ale totez jest niezle
Seweryn Jaeger (30 days ago)
Ciekawe kiedy Polska albo Norwegia takie cos wymysli ?
Wally (1 month ago)
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Cooooooooooooooo?! Holy shit...
Fatma Sarıkemer (1 month ago)
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then benagcz (1 month ago)
Dude u shouldn't be taxed for the first place US and Poland has dual taxation agreement the IRS are bandits who try to rob people!!
Cameron Fraser (1 month ago)
You should do videos in support of Territorial Taxation For Individuals (TTFI), Solomon Yue from Republicans Abroad is trying to pass legislation which would really help for situations like this. Rep. George Holding is sponsoring the bill.
Jack O. (1 month ago)
Just renounce US citizenship, simple
Jack O. (1 month ago)
Then you guys are f..ed (sorry)
Cameron Fraser (1 month ago)
Renouncing is not "simple". Its extremely expensive and complicated and theres no guarantee it will be accepted. Plus you could be banned from entering the US (Reed Amendment).
Heiner Ali (1 month ago)
If you haven't DROPPED OUT from ""their"" game yet...what are you waiting for ? No bank accounts...no credit cards etc...how are they going to squeeze you. Just refuse to reply.
Northern Sailor (1 month ago)
So then why not spend the 2500$ or whatever it is to renounce US citizenship?
Jazil Zaim (30 days ago)
Lots of people can't afford it. $2500 is the initial price but when you set up an appointment, it'll be IRS's last time to tax you. So they will make you pay capital gains on everything even if you haven't sold them. So any expensive cars, home, or assets will be subjected to capital gains as if they were sold. I am renouncing soon but I am a dual citizen of Canada and I am a college student that doesn't own real estate or any sort of expensive car (yet). So the $2500 fee will be my initial fee since I don't have assets that IRS will be able to tax me on.
Backgammon (1 month ago)
"The answer is (((brilliant)))" The people asking the question...not so much. Undumb yourselves idiots.
dont tread (1 month ago)
Excellent video Kult America! Influence people like yourself with high quality videos like this are a great way to get the message out about the unfair "tributary-slavery" US expats suffer from. Ill be sharing this video with others!
Mooooohamsalad (1 month ago)
The IRS really reached extreme x pat hatred under Obama. What is now in place is not reasonable it doesn't come close to achieving a "reasonable" threshold. It used to be a fairly simple the US would tax the difference between the US tax rate and the foreign countries.
Frank Peluso (1 month ago)
FATCA was introduced in 2009 by the Democrats and Obama and passed in 2010 by a majority Democrat Congress. FATCA is a part of the HIRE Act, which was enacted in 2010 strictly on party lines and signed by Obama into law. Since then the number of US citizenship renunciations sets a new record high every year as this law has given the IRS free reign to harass and destroy US citizens and "US persons" abroad at will. These are all facts. The only ideology involved is the Obama and Democrat ideology of doing anything and everything to squeeze normal people out of every last possible cent and not giving a damn about the damage they cause in the process.
Andrew Kelliher (1 month ago)
where is the facts or is this an ideologue statement?
Charlie S. (1 month ago)
Well-done and informative video involving two of my Least favorite things, taxes and lawyers🚽!!
Didier deNice (1 month ago)
My daughter who at 24 years old got a good job in Tokyo was quick to renounce her US citizenship ! A US passport is no longer an asset but a real liability. Save yourself yearly tax reporting and much aggravation, and become a citizen of the world instead...
imachynn (13 days ago)
"Land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy!"
zevvy (1 month ago)
Basically Modern Day Slavery. Born in the US? You belong to us, you must work for us or pay us. That's what it is. Just pure evil wrapped in bureaucratic bullshit
Margo Vlog (1 month ago)
Przepraszam Jak tego slucham to sie zastanawiam dlaczego Polska zmienila ustroj na tzw. Demokracje, ani to czlowieka nie szanuje, ani o niego nie dba, wszedzie tylko kasa I zysk, egoizm. Co tu sie moze podobac, Tak troche jakby czlowieczenstwo sie przestalo oplacac. Straszne.A do tego Jak bede chcialam pojechac do Ameryki to przetrzepia wszystko w internecine na moj temat, czysta inwigilacja gorsza niz za komuny, w takich bialych rekawiczkach. Czasem nie widze roznicy, przykro MI...
Margo Vlog (26 days ago)
Masz racje i przestarzale przepisy z XIX wieku.POza tym mydli nam sie oczy demokracja,a my jeszcze wierzymy ,ze mam wplyw na cos.Tyko pieniadz zmienia prawo lub rewolucja.
bartekj81 (27 days ago)
Z całym szacunkiem do wszystkich tu sie wypowiadających ale troche mylicie tematy. Sama demokracja nie ma tutaj nic do rzeczy. Problemem jest agresywny kapitalizm i fiskalizm w jednym.
kretino valentino (30 days ago)
Poniewaz wmowili lemingom, ze to dla ich bezbieczenstwa. Big brother watching you.
mir mir (1 month ago)
Margo> Czy gorsza niż za komuny, to bym się spierała. Kiedyś nie mogliśmy nawet posiadać paszportu, teraz owszem. Co do demokracji też bym się spierała. Na dziś ustrój w naszym państwie pachnie mi bardziej socjalizmem.
brys555 (1 month ago)
Za PRL było w pewnym sensie prościej - wróg był klarowny. Jak coś nie działało albo komuś działa się krzywda to było jasne że winni są komuniści i trzeba ustrój zmienić.
Jason Sheets (1 month ago)
People here don't typically give a damn until they're personally involved in something. Great video and thanks for the insight.
Jack Booted Hug (1 month ago)
fatca brilliant in a sick jewish kind of way .. and now jews are complaining?
Nothingto Seehere (9 days ago)
+Agata Łojewska you're just mixing concepts, the default is to be kind, the respect is earned and you're being a delusional with your ideals giving jews too much credit as you women always do. Verify this on your own and you'd be antisemitic too but you're just too ignorant and lazy see what's what. Or too scared, you live by what creators such as this twat from Kult America feeds you
Hubert Pawelec (11 days ago)
Jewish Act 447 in USA congres. This is also (law absurd) Way to rob Poland.
imachynn (13 days ago)
Fatca as in fatcat. It's ridiculous that you still are asked to submit forms, instead of having it done automatically by some IT system.
LongandWeirdName (1 month ago)
Anti-Semitic trolls will be Anti-Semitic trolls. Don't feed him by answering his idiocy. He is most probably an attention seeking whiney little boy who didn't get enough attention from his parents. An internet troll who chose the Anti-Semitic route because it's one of the easiest ones to get a reaction and that is all they seek. A reaction. Of any kind. Proving to them that they are significant. That they matter. It's sad, really. If he isn't a troll and is actually a firm believer in what he's spouting, again... don't feed him. He is stuck in his ways and nothing you say will be able to educate him on how wrong he is. He suffers from confirmation bias and rejects anything that goes against his views outright, without even considering it, so you trying to talk sense into him will only cost you your time and won't achieve anything. I'm sorry that the world still has to deal with this. But all we can do is catch them while they're young and can still be brought out of the sick ideology of hate they are fed. Not all Polish people are like DMKano87. Thank you for being a voice of reason, Agata.
Jack Booted Hug (1 month ago)
IRS Medic> You sir, are an immature drama queen, and I have no more time to waste on the likes of you. But i'll try once more to encourage the REAL slavs who watch this channel> https://youtu.be/Rp3ymr0Oi0M
Ayşenur Halıcı (1 month ago)
First comment is for Turkey🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

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