The move means renewed momentum for a years-long tussle between Swiss banks and American officials which began with a criminal investigation into a first group of banks including UBS, Credit Suisse, Pictet and others.
Both firms are well-respected in their markets as leaders in the industry. Profile Cia, Ltda. led by Mauricio Durango and David Uribe, has a 20-year history specializing in domestic and international taxation, transfer pricing and corporate legal services
Membership of the J5 includes the heads of tax crime and senior officials in tax agencies, including Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Fiscale Inlichtingen-en Opsp
The Tax Act creates additional incentives to shift income offshore for purposes of tax avoidance, and what is worse, it creates incentives to shift actual jobs.
Weak governance countries, such as China, are deemed to have limited rules in place to protect shareholders.
By doing so, he says he’ll be able to preserve the write-off for about $50,000 in property taxes he and his wife pay each year on both homes.
Under the tax scheme, clients shuttled millions of dollars offshore through a colourful cast of characters, including a Bahamas-based businessman later accused of stealing $20 million, and his former partner, who was shot outside his office.
It will take more than moving across an ocean to escape the long arm of the IRS. Americans who hold assets in foreign countries are required to report those accounts to the appropriate federal authorities — or else face penalties as high as $100,00