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Federal Court rejects efforts to diminish measures aimed at reducing offshore tax avoidance
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2014

As of January 1, 2013, United States banks were required to report to the IRS interest earned by nonresident aliens who are residents of certain


Close of landmark Swiss bank litigation marks the "beginning of a global offshore tax evasion probe"
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Switzerland, USA
  • November 18 2010

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, after receiving more than 4,000 names of suspected tax evaders, Internal Revenue Service closed legal proceedings against UBS, a Swiss bank that the IRS alleged had assisted United States taxpayers in efforts to hide assets and income


Conspiracy indictment relating to undisclosed foreign account not time-barred due to subsequent filing omissions
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

In U.S. v. Canale, DC NY, 115 AFTR 2d 2015-851, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York decided that an indictment


What matters: A review of 2011 and 2012
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

As you know, the last two years have seen a somewhat improved, but by no means robust, business climate. At the same time, structural shifts in the


Project blue: a stamp duty land tax case that made headlines
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2013

In July 2013, the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) case of Project Blue Ltd v. HM Revenue & Customs, concerning the high-profile development of Chelsea


Grand jury indicts Swiss lawyer and banker in tax evasion scheme
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

A New York federal grand jury recently indicted a Swiss lawyer and bank executive for their roles in allegedly assisting US citizens with hiding


Government runs its record to 4-0 in compelling production of records of offshore bank accounts
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

On February 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit joined "the three of our sister circuits that have considered the same issue


Supreme Court settles Fifth Amendment required records issue in context of offshore bank accounts
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

On May 13, 2013, the Supreme Court denied a taxpayer's petition for certiorari regarding the Seventh Circuit's August 27, 2012, decision applying the


Indian American neurosurgeon sentenced to probation for unreported offshore bank accounts
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

On February 1, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin sentenced Arvind Ahuja, a Milwaukee neurosurgeon, to serve three


For holders of offshore bank accounts, another domino falls
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

On September 21, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit joined the Seventh and Ninth Circuits in holding that holders of offshore bank accounts have no recourse to the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination when the government demands that they turn over their offshore bank account records