Tina Turner to relinquish U.S. citizenship

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    This picture taken on May 31, 2012 shows singer Tina Turner arriving on the red carpet for the fashion show by 77-year-old designer Giorgio Armani at the 798 art complex in Beijing. Entitled 'One Night Only in Beijing', the show presented 12 autumn/winter collections and was billed as a celebration of 'over a decade of Armani in China'. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

    UNDATED (USA Today) - It looks like soul legend Tina Turner took a big step away from the good old U.S. of A. on Tuesday.

    Citing an official "activity report" from the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland, The Washington Post reports that Turner filled out paperwork on Oct. 24 to relinquish her U.S. citizenship. According to the Post, the activity report states that Turner's only connection to the country of her birth is her family and she "has no plans to reside in the United States in the future."

    Turner, 73, has lived in Switzerland for almost 20 years. She became a citizen of the country in April. In July, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and eight-time Grammy winner married longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach, a German music producer.

    "Relinquishing" citizenship is not quite the same as "renouncing" it, but as tax attorney Phil Hodgen of Hodgen Law PC in Pasadena, Calif., explained in a blog post in August, "you end up in the same place - you are no longer a U.S. citizen. It's just how you get there."

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