The Swiss bank is cutting the level of annual bonuses it defers. After the 2008 crisis, regulators delayed variable compensation to improve accountability, leaving lenders with higher fixed costs and grumpy staff. Trouble is, ditching deferrals entirely doesn’t look practical.
A major tax evasion scandal might be unfolding in Switzerland after French tax authorities discovered over 38,000 secret accounts held by French citizens in the Swiss bank UBS, according to an exclusive report by Le Point magazine.
Swiss officials hand over to US authorities documents relating to bank accounts allegedly used for bribery in the Fifa corruption scandal.
Back in 2012, the bullish thesis for US housing (the one everyone was hoping for, instead of the fake housing "recovery" driven by the parking of dirty foreign oligarch money in NYC triplexes aka the new Swiss bank account, the private...Show More Summary
Millions of Swiss francs in bank accounts belonging to world soccer's governing body Fifa have been frozen, the Swiss justice ministry says.
The man who exposed some of the darkest secrets of the Swiss banking world would spend five years behind bars if he ever returns. The post The Snowden Of Swiss Bank Accounts Is Sentenced To Prison While White Collar Criminals Go Free appeared first on ThinkProgress.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Congressional ethics committee will investigate Swiss bank accounts allegedly held by Eduardo Cunha, speaker of the lower house, the lawmaker charged with reviewing the case said on Monday.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Congressional ethics committee on Thursday picked a first-term legislator to lead an investigation into secret Swiss bank accounts allegedly held by Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of the lower house.
Undisclosed offshore accounts are in the cross hairs again, and IRS penalties are up as more Swiss banks pay for non-prosecution deals with the U.S.
One of the top priorities for the IRS and Department of Justice has been the focus on offshore financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, and used to avoid or defeat the assessment of tax. Underscoring the need for an increased focus on offshore tax enforcement is a 2008 U.S. Senate report showing that the use […]
Offshore accounts at Swiss and other banks are on the endangered species list, and the best protection is full disclosure. Even at a 50% penalty, it is better than the alternative, which could involve prosecution.
Under the penalty provisions of the Swiss Bank Program, banks seeking a non-prosecution agreement must agree to a penalty in an amount equal to 20 percent of the maximum aggregate dollar value of all non-disclosed US accounts.
If past reports are true, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could have about $1 million waiting for him in a Swiss bank account when he is released from federal prison on parole in November. Pollard, whose release was announced on Tuesday, has served nearly 30 years for supplying the Israeli government with classified U.S. Show More Summary
A Federal Appeals Court last week upheld a sentence sparing billionaire Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner jail time for stashing millions in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying taxes.
Prosecutors lose argument that billionaire H. Ty Warner got off too easy after hiding millions in Swiss bank account
Following years of talks with Switzerland on disclosure of untaxed Greek money in Swiss bank accounts, Athens is now presenting a proposal to grant amnesty to tax evaders on the condition that they pay a 21-percent levy on undeclared assets, a Swiss newspaper said Sunday.
FATCA demands global banking transparency. Meanwhile, the IRS' OVDP and Streamlined amnesty programs continue. Which is best, and why?
By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's private banks are close to ridding themselves of undeclared European accounts, a salutary process but one which has undermined efforts to grow their businesses. Following the financial...Show More Summary
WIth FATCA and the U.S. settlement deal for Swiss banks, global transparency is here. And the penalty exposure for unreported offshore accounts is huge, both civil and criminal. With more banks on the IRS 50% penalty list within the OVDP, even a 50% deal is still vastly better than the bigger penalties and prosecution that are possible.
Attorney General Michael Lauber said that Swiss banks reported suspected money laundering activities they had observed around accounts of FIFA.