As a USC you can live and work in any country you see fit. It will not have any effect on your US citizenship.
For US income tax implications while working and earning abroad, you'll need to co tact a CPA or tax attorney.
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You are an American citizen so you can work anywhere you wish.
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Working from another country does add some significant considerations for a US employer. I will focus on the immigration, corporate, tax, and employment law issues. Other issues will likely apply as well.
- Immigration issues would include whether or not you have proper status (e.g., work permit, residence, or citizenship) to work in the target country.
- Corporate issues would include whether the target country requires a local employer of record. This could require a corporate entity or a personnel company.
- Next follows the tax issues. The employer would certainly need to consider payroll and corporate tax issues. While this could provide some tax efficiencies, an HR manager or domestic-trained CFO would probably get nervous.
- Last but not least, an employer would need to consider local employment laws. This is an admittedly broad subject area, but the employer will likely be subject to local employment laws, which can add expense, risk, and complications. That said, our clients navigate these issues on a daily basis.
So, I hope this short bit of feedback gives you a better understanding of the issues that your employer will face. We would be glad to discuss further with you and your employer.
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Your naturalization or citizenship will not change. Working from Colombia may have other implications that are relevant for your employer/company. The legal repercussions are mainly in Colombia and some in the US. However, your employer needs to hire an international firm with links in Colombia. Our firm has the possibility to reach colleagues in Colombia. Good luck.
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