Sure, American expats get an Earned Income Exclusion of USD 100,000 or so. But this would not apply to every form of income. The Isaac Brock Society is seeking examples in which low-income US citizen abroad would still have to pay US taxes, because the form of income (pensions, perhaps) is not covered. Can anybody help? Please indicate whether your example is from real life, or a hypothetical.
The Isaac Brock Society is a Canadian support group for “accidental Americans” (people who received US citizenship without any substantial ties to the country) and other US immigrants to Canada, presently wrestling over US requirements related to FATCA, FBAT, and citizen-based taxation (and the Canada / US IGAs enforcing these).