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U.S. Authorities Wind Down Swiss Bank Program

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on February 24, 2017

In 2008, the idea was formed for a program in which Swiss Banks could avoid criminal prosecution for the bank's role in facilitating the evasion of U.S. taxes. The goal was to catch U.S. affiliated individuals who had funds offshore they were not declaring. The U.S. and Swiss governments negotiated on how to structure efforts to fight tax evasion, and in 2013, the Swiss Bank Program launched.

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