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Tina Turner

Goodbye America

I'm Gonna Be a Swiss Citizen

1/25/2013 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0124-tina-turner-swizerland-gettyWilliam Tell may no longer be the most famous Swiss person in history ... 'cause Tina Turner says she's renouncing her U.S. citizenship to become a full-fledged citizen of Switzerland.

Turner -- who was born in Nutbush, Tennessee -- has been living in Zurich since the mid-90s ... and according to multiple reports, she's decided to make Switzerland her permanent home.

According to a local Swiss newspaper, officials in Switzerland have already decided to GRANT Turner's request for citizenship ... and now it's only a matter of time before the move becomes official.

We called Turner's rep for comment -- who told us she was still trying to get in touch with Tina to clarify the situation.

Also ... yeah, William Tell was Swiss. The more you know ...

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Mike    

After all this time? She knows something about the direction of the US economy. Get out whilst you can, friends.

601 days ago
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freaksober    

the swiss SHART alot , so she should fit right in.....

601 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Happy for her

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

changing countrys or shopping for the place you won`t to live at isn`t a sin or a crime or hateful of your birth place BUT don`t forget the IRS or your born the USA taxes for life fatma rule or you get hunted dwon and jailed in the USA untill you pay your born in the USA lifetime of american taxes nothing to do with the current president longtime IRS taxe rule (FATMA)

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

BORN in the USA taxes for life anyway FATMA

601 days ago
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Marissa     

I now feel dumber having read some of these comments... That'll teach me.

601 days ago
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GreyWolf    

Good for her! I'm going to get the hell out of here too when I retire.

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

run run as fast as you can the IRS will still taxe you down for life,born in the USA means lifetime american taxes anyway 99% of people moving overseas don`tknow this hidden IRS taxe rule.You can change citzenships as much as you like but you were born here so you pay american taxes for life anyway or anywhere you run hide or change citzenships too way before our current higher taxes.The IRS have long arms in most all countrys.She will be double taxed now and the IRS can also take away her goodies over there also

601 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

You can move away change countrys but you still will have to pay your born in the USA for lifetime taxes

601 days ago
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jabberjaws    

C ya!

601 days ago
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IndyMike    

Don't blame her. I'd do the same if I could. Our govt is the most corrupt on the world

601 days ago
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Jordan    

All this has to do with taxes as a Swiss citizen she will pay a lower tax rate as an American Citizen.

601 days ago
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Sandra     

No big deal but suggest she does not want to pay American taxes seeing as how she has not resided there for years!!

601 days ago
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a7xGuy    

It's a great day for America.

601 days ago
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jimi    

lol nutbush... lol

601 days ago
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