Monday, April 27, 2009

IRS Says Set To Pursue "Other Banks" On Tax Evasion


The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is poised to pursue "other offshore banks" for allegedly facilitating tax evasion by wealthy Americans following its high-profile case against Switzerland's UBS AG (UBSN.VX) (UBS.N), an IRS official said on Monday.

"We have identified other offshore banks that are engaged in similar activities," David Reeves, an agent with the IRS' Offshore Compliance division, told a conference in Miami on offshore finance centers.

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