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Archive by Month: December 2015

Speech Highlights DOJ Priorities, Employment Tax Evasion

Offshore Account Update

Posted on December 23, 2015

The Department of Justice has a tax division that investigates tax evasion and pursues cases against tax evaders.  Recently, the acting Assistant Attorney General (AAG) made a keynote speech at a continuing legal education event that was being held by the American Law Institute.  The contents of her speech explained the current DOJ priorities, which include a continued crackdown on offshore accounts as well as a renewed focus on employment tax evasion.

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Schaffhauser Kantonalbank Resolves Tax-Evasion Involvement

Offshore Account Update

Posted on December 11, 2015

Schaffhauser Kantonalbank (SHKB) is a Swiss Bank that has a long history of allegedly helping U.S. accountholders to conceal income from taxing authorities in the United States. SHKB entered into a Qualified Intermediary Agreement in 2001 to make sure U.S. investors were paying their taxes on offshore income, but SHKB reportedly found ways around the agreement almost immediately-including requiring accountholders to have their mail held and prohibiting the purchase of U.S. securities.

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