Special Report: Tax time pushes some Americans to take a hike
By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:34pm EDT
n"(Reuters) - A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship.
Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and more than the total for 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined.