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October 14, 2014 - Draft U.S. deal for Swiss banks in tax row seeks 'total cooperation': paper
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking "total cooperation" from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion by wealthy Americans, a Swiss newspaper reported on Saturday.

October 13, 2014 - 100 Swiss Banks Get Ultimatum: Hand Over Americans Or Face U.S. Prosecution
Participating banks are required to provide details on American accounts.

July 2, 2014 - China, US pact to curb offshore tax evasion
Under the agreement announced on June 26 by the US Treasury, US financial accounts will report their taxes directly to the Chinese government, which will then file them to the IRS. In the past, the accounts were only required to be reported to the foreign country's government.

June 18, 2014 - IRS announces TOUGHER Voluntary Disclosure Program Effective July 1, 2014
If you have an undeclared offshore account, you should seriously consider filing a request to participate in the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program before the new rules take effect on July 1, 2014. Call Teig for a consultation NOW at: Office 305-576-4242 (7 am to 5 pm EST) Cell 954-610-3029 (5 pm to 10 pm EST)

June 18, 2014 - IRS announces TOUGHER Voluntary Disclosure Program Effective July 1, 2014
If you have an undeclared offshore account, you should seriously consider filing a request to participate in the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program before the new rules take effect on July 1, 2014. Call Teig for a consultation NOW at: Office 305-576-4242 (7 am to 5 pm EST) Cell 954-610-3029 (5 pm to 10 pm EST)

June 12, 2014 - Geneva’s French Ties Fray as Banks Tell Clients to Come Clean
Now those longstanding ties are unraveling as France toughens tax laws and Paris prosecutors investigate Switzerland’s largest lender UBS AG (UBSN) and London-based HSBC Holdings Plc over whether they helped clients hide wealth in Swiss accounts.

June 4, 2014 - IRS Announcing New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Americans Residing Overseas
On June 3, 2014, IRS Commissioner Koskinen announced that the IRS "will soon put forward modifications to the [Voluntary Disclosure & Streamlined] programs currently in place" for U.S. citizens residing overseas.

May 27, 2014- Credit Suisse Offers Map to 13 Swiss Banks in U.S. Tax Probe
“We will look at the facts and circumstances of each investigation to determine an appropriate penalty,” Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kathryn Keneally said in an interview. “It should be very clear from the Credit Suisse investigation that cooperation, or the lack thereof, is an important factor.”

May 23, 2014 - It is getting harder to hide money from Uncle Sam offshore
The department stands to gather even more account information from the ongoing investigations into 13 other European banks, including HSBC and Julius Baer.

May 23, 2014 - Supreme Court breather for HSBC Geneva account holders
Swiss bank account holders who have been quietly celebrating the exit of P Chidambaram now have another reason to rejoice. Almost three-fourths of the 600 or so named in the list of clients of HSBC Geneva are beneficiaries of " discretionary trusts".

May 22, 2014 - Remaining ‘hit list’ banks sweat over US verdicts
But Lawrence feels that Credit Suisse could be the last such symbolic case. “I believe that the US has bagged its elephant,” he told swissinfo.ch.

May 20, 2014 - Swiss Expect Julius Baer, Basler, ZKB to Strike U.S. Deals Soon
Julius Baer Group Ltd. (BAER), Basler Kantonalbank and Zuercher Kantonalbank are among so-called group 1 Swiss financial firms, investigated by the Department of Justice since 2011 for allegedly helping Americans hide money from the Internal Revenue Service, that are seeking to strike individual agreements to avoid or defer prosecution by the U.S.

May 16, 2014 - Credit Suisse Said Close to $2.5 Billion Deal in Tax Probe
Banks including Credit Suisse, UBS AG, HSBC Holdings Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. avoided convictions through settlements in recent years.

March 11, 2014 - Dozens of brokers flee HSBC for Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong
People familiar with the situation told the South China Morning Post about 50 former employees of HSBC’s Asian securities unit in the bank’s office in the city had signed new offers with BOC International (BOCI), the Hong Kong-based offshore investment banking arm of Bank of China, one of the Big Four state-run lenders headquartered in Beijing.

February 24, 2014 - HSBC’s Private-Banking Profit Slumps 81% Amid Swiss Outflows
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), Europe’s largest lender, said full-year earnings at its private bank dropped 81 percent as customers pulled money from its Swiss cross-border business and the firm made provisions for regulatory probes.

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