Internal Revenue Service Investigation of Swiss Bank UBS

Witnesses testified about foreign bank disclosure policies on accounts held by U.S. citizens. The hearing focused on investigations of… read more

Witnesses testified about foreign bank disclosure policies on accounts held by U.S. citizens. The hearing focused on investigations of tax evasion and the status of a “John Doe” summons served on the UBS bank seeking the names of U.S. clients with UBS Swiss accounts that have not been disclosed to the Internal Revenue Service. Topics included the role of U.S.-Switzerland tax and legal assistance treaties, and the effect of Swiss secrecy laws on pending U.S. information requests. Mr. Branson, a senior executive for UBS AG, said that the bank regrets breaking U.S. tax laws, but it does not intend to hand over the client names being sought in the lawsuit. close

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  • Branson, Mark Chief Financial Officer UBS Global->Wealth Management and Business Banking
  • DiCicco, John A. Acting Assistant Atty. General Department of Justice->Criminal Division
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Internal Revenue Service Investigation of Swiss Bank UBS

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Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 4, 2009
Last Aired:
Mar 8, 2009

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