Tax Warrior Chronicles

Meghan & Harry Moving to Canada? The Tax Implications for the British Royal Couple

Posted on Thu, Feb 13, 2020

By: Rosie Flite


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in a whirlwind the past year, from welcoming their first child, Archie, to starting their transition from their positions in the royal family. With their plans to stop accepting funding from the UK Sovereign Grant and to move part-time to North America including Canada and the U.S., most likely California, there will be hurdles for them - one of which being taxation. Being royal makes it much more complicated, but we can try to do some analysis under some simplified assumptions.


Even though the family will be splitting their time between the UK and North America, Meghan and Archie must pay U.S. income taxes on their

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Game of Thrones: How Some Royal Families Are Taxed…and Why

Posted on Wed, Aug 02, 2017

By: Eric R. Elmore


Recently, season seven of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones premiered. The much-anticipated return of the show is the subject of many Monday-morning water cooler conversations, including at Drucker & Scaccetti. Tax Warrior banter, however, often includes questions around taxation. Since being curious is one of our core values, we did some research on how some real royal families are taxed. What we found is interesting.  Today’s post covers four European dynasties and how their taxation is administered.


Since the beginning of sovereign states thousands of years ago, taxation usually consists of sovereigns taxing their land-holding subjects to support wars,

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