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Swiss halt deal with U.S. that IDs Americans with secret UBS bank accounts

Posted By admin On January 28, 2010 @ 12:57 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

David S. Hilzenrath
Washington Post [1]
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Americans who hid money from the Internal Revenue Service in secret Swiss bank accounts may escape exposure, at least for now.

An agreement between the U.S. and Swiss governments [2] that was supposed to blow the cover on 4,450 accounts at Switzerland’s largest bank is in danger of collapse.

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Swiss halt deal with U.S. that IDs Americans with secret UBS bank accounts 190110banner4 [3]

The Swiss government said Wednesday that it has suspended the disclosure of information to the United States under the agreement and may seek to renegotiate the deal.

The announcement came days after a Swiss court ruled that it would be illegal for Switzerland to comply with the August accord. The court essentially declared that long-standing secrecy protections trumped the agreement. The decision came in a test case involving a UBS account holder who was fighting to stay in the shadows.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/27/AR2010012703556.html

[2] agreement between the U.S. and Swiss governments: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081901395.html

[3] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv

[4] Swiss to supply bank information to U.S.: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-to-supply-bank-information-to-u-s-report.html

[5] UBS to name 5,000 accounts under U.S. deal: paper: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ubs-to-name-5000-accounts-under-u-s-deal-paper.html

[6] Swiss warn UBS bank could collapse: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-warn-ubs-bank-could-collapse.html

[7] Swiss Bank: The U.S. Overestimates its Attraction as a Financial Center; Advising its Clients to Get Out of All U.S. Securities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-bank-the-u-s-overestimates-its-attraction-as-a-financial-center-advising-its-clients-to-get-out-of-all-u-s-securities.html

[8] Swiss Franc Collapses 7% Against the USD, EUR and Gold – Swiss National Bank to Fix CHF to EUR and Debase Currency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-franc-collapses-7-against-the-usd-eur-and-gold-%e2%80%93-swiss-national-bank-to-fix-chf-to-eur-and-debase-currency.html

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