U.S. Demands Names of Swiss Advisers Involved in Helping U.S. Citizens Evade Taxes

According to Reuters, the Swiss newspaper, NZZ am Sonntag, is reporting that U.S. authorities have given Swiss banks a January 23 deadline to turn over the names of bank advisers involved in helping wealthy U.S. citizens hide assets in offshore accounts and avoid paying U.S. taxes.

This report follows the indictment of three Swiss bankers from Wegelin & Company on charges they conspired to impede and impair the IRS. The defendants are Michael Berlinka, Urs Frei and Roger Keller.

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