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Could Harry and Meghan’s child pay US taxes?

April 15, 2019 5:15 am

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child and along with the excitement and nerves of being new parents could come an unwanted tax bill.

As US citizens, Meghan – and her child – are liable to pay US taxes.

With the baby’s due date and the US’s tax day – 15 April – fast approaching, here’s a look at why these royals could be forced to pay money to the US government.

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The US is one of only a few countries to charge tax based on citizenship and not residency. Other countries that tax non-resident citizens include Eritrea and Myanmar.

This means that even though the duke and duchess will be living at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the US government still expects Meghan to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – the US tax authority.

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