June 18, 2013 - Swiss parliament stalls progress of U.S. tax deal
The lower house voted by a large majority not to discuss the legislation, referring it back to the upper house.
May 31, 2013 - Switzerland Weighs Deal in Tax Cases
Two cantonal banks, Basler Kantonalbank and Zürcher Kantonalbank, are under scrutiny by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
May 29, 2013 - Switzerland frees banks to settle U.S. tax evasion cases
But the new proposal, valid for a year only, would allow them to hand over so much information on customers' behavior that U.S. officials should be able to identify Americans who have used Swiss bank accounts to evade their taxes.
May 20, 2013 - Switzerland close to deal in U.S. tax dispute: finance minis
"We hope that we will shortly be at the finishing line," Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf told Swiss radio in an interview. "The banks won't get it for nothing."
April 17, 2013 - Switzerland considering solution to U.S. tax dispute
The Swiss government is considering a possible solution to a long-running dispute with U.S. authorities over Swiss banks
January 13, 2013 - U.S. Is Preparing More Tax-Evasion Cases
the U.S. is turning the screws on smaller banks that may have helped taxpayers stash money in secret overseas accounts.
December 5, 2012 - Switzerland initials pact on US tax evasion law
The Swiss government has initialed an agreement with the United States which helps American authorities crack down on wealthy citizens evading taxes in their home country.
June 7, 2012 - U.S. hopes Swiss tax talks over by election -envoy
The United States hopes to settle its dispute with Switzerland over unpaid taxes on money held in Swiss bank accounts by the U.S. presidential election in November, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Donald S. Beyer said on Wednesday.
May 31, 2012 - Prosecutor in Swiss bank cases resigns: source
A top prosecutor responsible for a crackdown on Swiss banks and sellers of corporate tax shelters has resigned from the Justice Department, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
May 1, 2012 - Roger Federer, Swiss Banking Will Both Come Back
It’s our strong belief that what you do with your legally gained money should be nobody’s business but your own.
April 23, 2012 - UBS CEO calls attacks on Swiss tax "economic war"
In an attempt to display their cooperation, several Swiss banks - including Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, Zuercher Kantonalbank and Baseler Kantonalbank - have handed over documents on their U.S. offshore business, including names of employees, NZZ am Sonntag reported, citing unnamed sources.
March 23, 2012 - Swiss Banks Adjusting to Radical New Regulations
Although neither Washington nor Bern has disclosed the full list of banks in the IRS crosshairs, they also include Julius Baer Group and Zürcher Kantonalbank.
March 7, 2012 - U.S. eases pressure on Switzerland over taxes for now
The United States welcomes the Swiss parliament's backing of a proposal to help U.S. authorities crack down on wealthy Americans who evade taxes and will not put any further pressure on Switzerland at present, the U.S. ambassador to that country said on Tuesday.
March 6, 2012 - Parliament votes for Swiss-US tax treaty amendment
The lower house of the Swiss parliament Monday 5 March voted strongly in favor of an amended US-Swiss tax treaty, 116-52, thus backing a vote by the upper house in December 2011.
March 6, 2012 - Swiss Lawmakers Approve U.S.Tax-Treaty Amendment
Switzerland’s lower house approved an amendment to a double-taxation agreement with the U.S., allowing so-called group requests in cases of suspected tax evasion or tax fraud.