Former Americans filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, alleging that a renunciation fee of $2,350 was exorbitant and unlawful. Last fall, Nina Nelson went to the U.S. Embassy in Paris and renounced her citizenship to the United States of America.

Now 67, Ms. Nelson called the decision “painful” and one that she wasn’t happy about. She had not lived in the United States since she was a young girl. And to be an American citizen who lives abroad can be taxing — literally.

The United States is one of only a few countries that levy taxes based on citizenship rather […]

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