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Swiss Banks handing over US Taxpayer banking information to the Department of Justice!

Posted in Offshore Account Update on December 24, 2013 | Share

Over the last four weeks, banks in Switzerland banks have been sending U.S. account holders letters, and notifying them that the banks will be disclosing their association with the Swiss bank to the U.S. Department of Justice.  In addition, if a bank account has been recently closed at a Swiss bank, and then transferred to another financial institution or bank the specific details of the transfer will be disclosed to the Department of Justice.  The disclosure of this specific US taxpayer information is occurring because some of the banks in Switzerland are participating in a Department of Justice run Voluntary Disclosure Program.  The Swiss banks are participating in this Voluntary Disclosure Program to avoid a criminal investigation and/or criminal prosecution.  

In most situations, US Taxpayers with undisclosed bank accounts need to enter into the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program to avoid criminal prosecution.  The action of Disclosure to the IRS must be taken before they are contacted by the IRS and/or the Department of Justice.

US Taxpayers have one week to come forward and disclose their accounts before December 31, 2013.

The attorneys at Thorn Law Group have experience in assisting U.S. taxpayers into compliance through the IRS Amnesty Program. If you have an undisclosed offshore account contact Thorn Law Group now before it's too late!


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