U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has given up his US citizenship, according to a list released Wednesday by the Treasury Department.
The Treasury Department list includes the names of all people who renounced USA citizenship or long-term permanent residency in the latest quarter.
Johnson has called his former dual British-American nationality an accident of birth - his parents were living in New York City at the time.More news: Zidane eyes possible Bale return at Napoli
The Foreign Secretary announced he planned to hand back his USA passport while he was London mayor and began the process more than a year ago.
American citizens have to pay capital gains tax on overseas transactions, and he was said to have been charged up to £100,000 after selling a house in London.
In 2006, Johnson wrote on his blog, "After 42 happy years I am getting a divorce from America".More news: Turkish President Erdoğan approves constitutional change boosting his powers
The flamboyant British politician has said he meant to cut those US ties.
Asked at the time whether he would settle the bill, Mr Johnson was quoted as saying: "No, is the answer".
The leading figure in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, however, later renewed his US passport, according to The Washington Post.More news: Palestinian opens fire in Israeli crowd, six wounded
Johnson comes under the name Alexander Boris Johnson on the list - his full name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.