Originally Posted by Piobaire
First of all, "conscription?" Really?
Secondly, if you live in the US and are the right age, you should have already registered with Selective Services. Even when I was over 25 and going to grad school in the US, I had to show proof of Selective Services registration. You can get drafted whether you are a citizen or just a legal, permanent resident is what I learned.
what's the matter with conscription? and i'm a canadian citizen living in canada (mother's american (and fits all the necessary criteria), hence the eligibility) so i don't have any familiarity with what Selective Services is.
Originally Posted by red120
Be aware that Americans are responsible for taxation on worldwide income, and it remains that way for 10 years after you renounce your citizenship. So if you move to Canada and renounce your US citizenship, you're still paying taxes to the IRS for 10 years, despite benefiting from no services.
Ability to work in both countries is helpful.
Don't worry about conscription. There's not going to be a draft, if there is, you likely won't be selected, and if you're selected, you can always dodge the draft. I definitely wouldn't go overseas to die in the service of some corporation.
as mentioned above, i'm simply canadian at the moment. would i then have to start paying taxes to the irs?
thanks for the info you two.