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2013 Swiss Bank Settlement News

October 30, 2014 - 51 Nations Swap Offshore Account & Tax Data, FATCA On Steriods
Is anything secret? Very little, it seems. And now, taxes, bank accounts, and identities will be shared in a groundbreaking tax deal between 51 nations.

October 13, 2014 - 100 Swiss Banks Get Ultimatum: Hand Over Americans Or Face U.S. Prosecution
The U.S. seeks ‘total cooperation’, and that truly means total. Any American names, details, and more. The Justice Department intends to get it all.

January 27, 2014 - U.S. says has 106 Swiss requests to join anti-tax-dodging deal
The U.S. Justice Department has received 106 requests from Swiss entities to participate in a U.S. settlement program aimed at ending a long-running probe of tax-dodging by Americans using Swiss bank accounts, a senior U.S. government official said on Saturday.

December 24, 2013 - TLPA Consulting On Swiss Bank Disclosure Program
Teig Lawrence is available to consult with Swiss Banks of all sizes with respect to satisfying the compliance requirements of this Swiss Bank Voluntary Disclosure Program.

December 23, 2013 - Swiss banks scrambling to meet US deadline on bank secr
Around 40 of Switzerland's some 300 banks have already said publicly they will take part in a US program set up to allow Swiss financial institutions to avoid US prosecution in exchange for coming clean and possibly paying steep fines.

December 23, 2013 - Swiss banks sign up to reveal hidden accounts as US dea
Around 40 of Switzerland's some 300 banks have already said publicly they will take part in a US programme set up to allow Swiss financial institutions to avoid US prosecution in exchange for coming clean and possibly paying steep fines.

December 23, 2013 -- Swiss Banks Urged to Set Aside Funds for Tax Penalties
Switzerland's financial regulator is pressing banks under U.S. investigation for allegedly helping Americans evade taxes to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to deal with potential penalties, according to people familiar with the matter.

December 16, 2013 - Several Swiss cantonal banks to join U.S. tax deal
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV), Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE), St. Galler Kantonalbank, Zuger Kantonalbank, Luzerner Kantonalbank and Graubuendner Kantonalbank said they were participating in the program.

December 13, 2013 - Dis-closure
Banks have four choices. They can declare themselves “category two” institutions (those with foreign clients who broke American tax laws), “category three” (those whose foreign clients were clean), “category four” (mostly domestic) or they can choose not to take part.

December 13, 2013 - Three More Swiss banks Join U.S. Tax Deal
Bank Coop, Migros Bank, and Linth Bank said on Tuesday they would participate in the U.S. scheme.

December 12, 2013- First Deadline for Swiss Banks
FIRST DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOR NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS OR NON-TARGET LETTERS FOR SWISS BANKS

December 11, 2013 - Two more Swiss banks join U.S. tax deal
Bank Coop and Migros Bank said on Tuesday they would participate in the U.S. scheme. They join Valiant Holding and Berner Kantonalbank, two mainly retail banks, and Zurich-based private bank and securities firm Vontobel Holding AG,

December 9, 2013 - Swiss bank Valiant is first to bow to U.S. tax probe
The Swiss regional bank said it would participate in the scheme brokered by the Swiss government and Washington because it could not say definitively that all its U.S. clients paid their taxes

December 9, 2013 - Switzerland Urges Banks to Meet U.S. Disclosure Deadline
“The government is convinced the U.S. program allows the banks to settle the past,” she said today in Parliament in the Swiss capital Bern.

December 9, 2013 - Swiss authorities press banks to meet US disclosure dead
The Swiss financial watchdog Finma requested banks to decide by today whether they will join the first stage of the US Department of Justice programme by applying for non-prosecution agreements by the end of 2013 -

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