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turning in their passports and holding on to their hard earned cash more than thirteen hundred americans living abroad gave up their citizenship in the first three months of this year alone it's a new record for people who have had enough of paying u. s. taxes from abroad and don't want the risk of being hunted down by the i. r. s. i'm orders correspond , it is a city without , to be a british , now many people are , scrutiny and all the paperwork from the u. s. , a year , singer tina turner is one famous american who ditched her citizenship for a life in europe and facebook co founder eduardo saverin gave up his passport to live and work in singapore but it's not just all about the money says hong kong based immigration lawyer eugene chow like big brother one of my clients who are leaning over their lives and communist china he says wow america's not communists in the communist , they don't ask for information like this in china my god they want noel underwear what color you wearing etcetera when life gets so difficult people one is , especially when they get a little old , you don't want to be spending the whole year compiling records do you s. is the only major country in the world that , says its citizens overseas once they reach a certain income bracket many u. s. ex pats once wore their nationality as a badge of honor now some say penalties and paperwork or more trouble than they're worth