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January 3, 2013

Taxes and citizenship

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Written by: Politis

We rarely equate paying taxes with citizenship these days, although it is certainly one of those old-fashioned obligations we associate with residing in a certain place.

French actor Gerard Depardieu (by the grace of God born a Frenchman, has now been offered Russian citizenship (along with the Belgian citizenship he sought a short while back when he renounced his French birthright) by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Having paid as much as 85% of his income this past year, Depardieu wrote in December, “I am leaving [France] because you believe that success, creation, talent, anything different must be sanctioned…”

Do actors and other celebrities deserve special standing, as Depardieu seems to imply?

 






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