Believe it or not, American citizens and residents are obliged to file a U.S. income tax return even if residing outside the United States. Despite the media coverage of the IRS efforts to enforce offshore compliance, many taxpayers are still unaware of the tax implications that follow a decision to relocate abroad. On the other side are the taxpayers who knowingly object filing a return for a number of reasons ranging from a frustrated "It's not fair!" or "Why to pay taxes if I live abroad?" to the stranded "I'd never go back!" To all of you, regardless of your reasons, these real-life examples will make you think twice when the tax season comes!