A former client advisor at Bank Frey & Co. AG has agreed to personally appear in a United States District Court in New York to face charges that he conspired with American clients to help them evade taxes, after a federal judge denied his request to first have conditions of bail set. Stefan Buck is one of more than twenty Swiss bankers who have been indicted but are currently considered fugitives.
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are breathing sighs of relief after being cleared by Italy's highest court of tax evasion charges Friday, bringing an end to one of the country's highest profile tax cases in recent years.
Switzerland, a country long known for its bank secrecy laws, is attempting to fight that reputation by playing a leading role in the effort to return stolen state assets.
Marius Kohl, a bearded 61-year-old with a ponytail, spent years engineering Luxembourg's most valuable export: tax relief.
Deutsche Bank AG's Swiss unit has entered a U.S. Justice Department self-reporting program for banks that believe they may have aided Americans in the evasion of taxes.
The U.S. has seen uninterrupted success in its pursuit of undisclosed offshore accounts held by U.S. taxpayers. It began in 2008 with a key court victory against UBS, which then went on to pay the IRS $780 million. Swiss banking was turned upside down after UBS released thousands of Americans' account information to the IRS. Many other banks did the same, out of fear of prosecution. Recently, Credit Suisse plead guilty and paid a $2.6 billion fine.
The Internal Revenue Service announced changes to one of its limited-amnesty programs for U.S. taxpayers with undeclared offshore accounts. The revisions are an attempt to "streamline procedure," which was announced in June and could offer relief to taxpayers who weren't intentionally hiding money abroad.
Amazon.com Inc. has become the latest major U.S. company to wind up in a formal probe conducted by European Union regulators regarding the legality of Luxembourg tax arrangements.
U.S. federal authorities charged six Belize business executives with the creation of a scheme designed to aid Americans in the evasion of $500 million in taxes as well as dodging their reporting obligations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Undercover law enforcement agents investigated the conspiracy by posing as dishonest clients.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has revamped efforts to overhaul the international tax system as it presented its first set of guidelines to finance ministers of the group of 20 largest economies. The guidelines are an attempt to make it more difficult for companies to shift profits to low tax countries.