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The number of Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship increased 39 percent in the three months through September after rules that make it harder to hide assets from tax authorities came into force.Tougher asset-disclosure rules that started on July 1 under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, prompted more of the estimated 6 million Americans living overseas to give up their passports.Shunned by Swiss and German banks and with FATCA starting, more than 9,000 Americans living overseas gave up their passports over the past five years.
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