Yet another quarter with missing names on the Treasury list of people who renounced their US citizenship . . .

From the Federal Register earlier this week.

How come, in the high technology era, this list isn’t updated like a debit card? The embassy/consulate worker types in the information, the clerk in Washington gets the data and PDFs of supporting material, and updates the list.

Is this simply because it’s between one department (State) and another (Treasury)? Different departments do fine when it’s sharing for Medicare (Treasury and HHS). Is it because it doesn’t necessarily have to do with the collection of taxes? There were several reasons why Congress wanted a list of renunciators—tax dodging was only the prominent one.