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U.S. intensifies efforts to identify non-compliant taxpayers
  • Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • September 10 2013

The United States government continues its aggressive pursuit of taxpayers with unreported offshore income and assets as well as the institutions

U.S. and Swiss bank agreementan agreement worth billions
  • Wilk Auslander LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • September 3 2013

On August 29, 2013, the U.S. and Switzerland issued an historic Joint Statement regarding Swiss banks and U.S. tax evasion investigations and

FATCA implementation in Switzerland a general overview
  • Switzerland, USA
  • April 30 2013

On 18 March 2010, the U.S. Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010 (known as the Hire Act) amended the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Zurich's oldest bank seeks settlement with Department of Justice
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • September 13 2013

Bloomberg is reporting that Rahn & Bodmer Co., the Swiss private bank established by silk traders in 1750, announced that it is cooperating with a U

IRS continues pursuit of taxpayers with foreign bank accounts
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • March 6 2014

Approximately 100 Swiss banks have agreed to participate in the Department of Justice's Program for Non-Prosecution or Non-Target Letters for Swiss

Switzerland responds to Wegelin indictment and DOJ’s relentless pursuit of offshore bank account information
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • March 19 2012

On February 2, 2012, Wegelin & Co., Switzerland’s oldest private bank, became the first overseas bank to be indicted by the United States for aiding tax fraudbut it may not be the last

Update: the IRS is closely watching the DOJ’s Swiss bank program; several Swiss banks enroll
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • December 18 2013

In case there was any doubt, the Justice Department program aimed at securing agreements with Swiss banks to obtain U.S. taxpayer information is an

DOJ program for Swiss banks can mean trouble for U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • January 31 2014

A few days ago, it was reported that a full one-third of Swiss banks (some 106) sought to join the Department of Justice (DOJ) program which offers a

A race to disclose secret offshore accounts: new Justice Department program pits Swiss banks against their U.S. accountholders
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Switzerland, USA
  • December 11 2013

The Department of Justice has announced another program designed to identify United States taxpayers who have unreported foreign bank accounts

Justice Department warns Swiss banks of impending deadline
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • December 17 2013

The Justice Department has issued a press release "strongly encouraging" Swiss banks to participate in the program previously announced by the U