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Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen

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Tina Turner is saying goodbye to the United States.

According to TMZ, the famous singer is renouncing her U.S. citizenship in order to become a citizen of Switzerland.

Fox News reports that Turner, who grew up in Nunbush, Tennessee, has been living in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the 1990s.

Turner said:

“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here…. I cannot imagine a better place to live.

A rep for the singer said that Tina wanted to “clarify her situation” and that she will “give back her US citizenship.”

What do you think of Tina Turner’s decision to renounce her U.S. Citizenship?

The Mayor of Brownsville, Tennessee, a large town close to Nutbush, said that she was surprised by Turner’s decision to leave the United States. Mayor Jo Martheren told Fox News that Turner had forgotten her roots.

Martherne said:

“Tina Turner — as she has gotten worldwide fame — has never forgotten her roots. We’ve been in recent contact with some of her people talking about some projects we have in Brownsville. I think anytime a person, whether they’re world-renowned or the most meek and mild, makes the decision to change their citizenship we need to step back and think what causes that decision.”

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11 Responses to “Tina Turner Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Will Become Swiss Citizen”

  1. Brian V. Sitterley

    The large majority of us are descendants of people who left somewhere else and came here. People have the right to leave here and go where they are happier. Perhaps Ms. Turner will enjoy lower taxes on her earning there than here. France isn't the only country with tax-motivated emigrants!

  2. Daniel Kuettel

    Tina Turner will likely continue paying the same Swiss income taxes that she has been paying for the past 20 years. Such will not increase or decrease, since she is not moving but rather remaining where she has been living for the past two decades. As such, it is not appropriate to compare her local taxes with those US taxes paid by residents in the US on another continent.

  3. Brian V. Sitterley

    It will eliminate much of her duty to pay US taxes in addition to Swiss. Only exception would be for any US derived income, which even foreigners have to pay.

  4. Anonymous

    Brian Sitterley is right on target. Taxes may be an issue, but not the only one, nor the main one. There is more to life than taxes. What I understand is that Turner is happy there with her husband and her surroundings. That counts for a lot. Hartmann

  5. Daniel Kuettel

    Foreign earned income exclusions may have spared Tina Turner from the burden of double-taxation over the past few years, causing her to have no US tax duty as a US citizen. America and the dictatorship of Eritrea are the only two nations in the world which seek to double-tax the same earned income of their citizens living abroad. If she was double-taxed, then you are correct in pointing out that she may have been unable to justify such, given that US citizens are often denied banking services due to their nationality and have no representation since their votes are diluted among the 50 states.

  6. Margie G Digiovanni

    I wish her luck and happiness in her new home. She has been living there for several years and has evidently found what she wants in life. Enjoy, Tina.