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in the forms to renounce US citizenship, you are given the

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in the forms to renounce US citizenship, you are given the choice of signing the statement either "Under oath" or "by affirmation". What is the difference and the implications of choosing one or the other?

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Welcome and thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you with your tax question.


The difference basically has to do with what some perceive to be the religious implications of taking an oath (swearing before God).


An affirmation is a solemn declaration that has the same legal effect as an oath and is, therefore, legally binding but is not considered a religious oath.


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