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Re: Living in Switzerland USA Taxes

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No. I'm not planning to at the time. I have to figure out if i can get used to the life in Switzerland first. I have been there before but never lived there.
Another thing to consider in addition to the helpful replies of the other posters: if you are a green card holder and are considering moving outside of the U.S. for a lengthy period of time, make sure you have the proper re-entry permits and documentation so that you don't lose your GC. Theoretically/urban legend, the cutoff is 1 year, but it is entirely up to whoever is admitting you back to the country to decide whether your absence from the U.S. was temporary, or rather you intended to make your residence abroad permanent.

Source: http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/afte...nent-residence

I would think long and hard on whether it makes sense for you to keep your GC if you move anywhere outside the U.S., as well as making sure that you don't lose it if that is not your intent. Also, remember that if you eventually plan on naturalizing as a U.S. citizen, you need to be physically living in the U.S. for a certain period of time as a permanent resident (30 months over a 5 year period, as well as the 3 months immediately preceding your application).

The way I see it, and it is entirely my personal opinion, there is no benefit in holding on to that GC if you don't plan on returning to the US in relatively short order, and are not interested in U.S. citizenship. In fact, due to the absurdity of the U.S. tax law, it might be more a hassle than a benefit.
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