Today the Treasury Department published the names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their long-term U.S. residency (“expatriated”) during the first quarter of 2013.
The number of Published Expatriates was 679. This is the highest quarterly number of Published Expatriates ever. However, the prior quarter number of expatriates (Q4 2012) was only 45. For the 8 quarters prior to the fourth quarter of 2012, the average number of names listed per quarter was 383. The average of the two quarters (Q4 2012 and Q1 2013) is 362. It appears that the government forgot to include some of the names in the Q4 2012 list, and that they have now included those names in the Q1 2013 list.
The following graph shows the quarterly number of Published Expatriates since 2005.