This week I was interviewed by the US Internal Revenue Service. I passed two interviews, and am now registered as a taxpayer in the USA. Two days after the interviews, my bank contacted me -- they wanted to talk to me about tax residence. OBSERVATION: I should have asked them what took them so long. Unlucky for them, they will have no more than the promise of money from me, just as I have no more than the promise of money from the USA -- not even that.