The agreement requires UBS to turn over approximately 4,500 names of US taxpayers with foreign accounts. However, UBS is not required to turn over any names until AFTER the September 23 deadline for US taxpayers to voluntarily disclose their accounts using the offshore account settlement initiative.
Obviously, some people believe these are the most egregious cases, what the government would call the most challenged offenders. However, others believe, these are some of the names of US citizens that were released to the government by UBS in February. Read More
IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. has reached a settlement agreement with the Swiss government regarding the ongoing UBS battle over the names of U.S. account holders with UBS.
Offshore Account Update
Posted in on August 4, 2009
I have received numerous e-mails and calls concerning whether or not CPAs, Accountants and Enrolled Agents should be retaining counsel and using Kovel letters with Offshore Voluntary Disclosures of Undisclosed Foreign Bank Accounts.Read More
The U.S. and Swiss governments have reportedly reached a deal in the on-going UBS litigation saga. The governments are expected to finalize the details and for the district court of Friday, August 7. However, sources close to the negotiations say the details of the settlement are unlikely to be released to the public the same day. Read More