U.S. and Switzerland talk tax treaty

Law Professor Daniel Berman, director of the graduate tax program and an expert in international taxation law, was part of the Treasury Department negotiating team the last time the U.S. and Switzerland crafted a tax treaty in the mid-1990s. 

With the two countries now in talks for an updated treaty amid pressure to crack down on “tax haven” nations, Berman says the U.S. political environment has changed so dramatically that negotiators will demand much more from Switzerland. 

As he said in an interview with World Radio Switzerland, “It’s no longer possible or it’s no longer acceptable for some countries not to exchange tax information along the standards as everyone else.”

Contact Daniel Berman, 617-353-3105, bermand@bu.edu

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