Taiwanese Citizenship and Renunciation II

I believe that I read somewhere (can’t find the reference anymore), that the USofA is planning to start charging US$450 to process a renunciation application. 1. Has anyone else come across this? 2. If true, do you think it would this qualify as mitigating circumstances so that the applicant for Taiwan citizenship would not have to renounce?

Yes. Effective July 13, 2010 the cost for renunciation of US Citizenship is $450 USD.

No, it is not.

No, it is not.[/quote]
Indeed, mine cost about the same, all things considered, and took 42 weeks to process. But I still had to do it.