U.S. Taxpayers with Undisclosed Offshore Accounts Beware: Swiss Government Authorizes Swiss Banks to Turn-Over Names of Professionals to U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Switzerland recently authorized its banks to hand over the names of professional employees, external wealth mangers, lawyers and trustees who have helped U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion. Moreover, the banks are authorized to release email traffic in connection with U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of maintaining an undisclosed offshore account. The release of such information will likely contribute to establishing cases against those U.S. taxpayers currently under investigation. While U.S. client data is not being released at this moment, the employee information will help the IRS in its investigations into both foreign banks and U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts.
Eleven Swiss banks, including Credit Suisse and Julius Baer, are expected to comply with the Government’s decision to turn-over employee data.
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