Tagged: Switzerland

US still fighting Swiss tax secrecy

A federal judge says the U.S. and the Swiss bank UBS has until Friday to settle a lawsuit over the IRS demands for the names of 52,000 of the bank’s American clients suspected of evading taxes.  Professor Daniel Berman, a former deputy international tax counsel to the Treasury Department and international tax-law authority who directs […]

Swiss fight U.S. over UBS data

In an ongoing fight over secret offshore accounts, the Swiss government vows to do what it must to keep the U.S. authorities from getting the names of 52,000 American clients of the Swiss bank UBS.  School of Law Professor Daniel Berman, director of the Graduate Tax Program and former Treasury Department official, can discuss the situation. […]

Swiss bank-secrecy deal off?

The New York Times reports that sources say the effort may be dropped to force Switzerland to end its banking secrecy by getting the UBS bank identify 52,000 wealth Americans suspected of offshore tax evasion.  School of Law Professor Daniel Berman, director of the Graduate Tax Program and a former U.S. Treasury attorney dealing with international […]

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 […]