Category: Offshore Foundations

Swiss bank hid assets for Jews, then tax evaders

Dreyfus Sons & Co. has operated for two centuries as a private Swiss bank, catering to Jewish clients who wanted to hide assets from the Nazis during the 1930s and World War II. More recently, it helped U.S. clients hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service by concealing their true...

Interim tax in connection with non-resident beneficiaries

Introduction Facts Decision Introduction The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that the system of interim taxation for Austrian private foundations does not comply with EU law.(1) A special feature of private foundations is the so-called ‘interim tax’ – a type of corporate income tax. Pursuant to Section 13(3)...

US Justice Department Announces Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA Reaches Resolution Under Swiss Bank Program

The Department of Justice announced today that Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA (Banque Bonhôte) has reached a resolution under the department’s Swiss Bank Program. The Swiss Bank Program, which was announced on Aug. 29, 2013, provides a path for Swiss banks to resolve potential criminal liabilities in the United States....

Bitcoin Foundation is “effectively bankrupt,” board member says

Advocacy group’s founders involved in crimes, bankruptcy, and offshore relocation. One of the newly-elected board members of the Bitcoin Foundation—the 2.5-year-old organization that was meant to bring order to the famously open-source and freewheeling cryptocurrency—has declared the group “effectively bankrupt.” While the Bitcoin Foundation obviously does not have control over...

Maryland nonprofits investing in offshore accounts

When the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Johns Hopkins University and other Maryland nonprofits want to maximize the money they can spend in pursuit of their missions, they do what many wealthy individuals and businesses do. They open investment accounts overseas. Many of Maryland’s wealthiest nonprofits — including the University of...

Swiss Banker Seeks Bail in U.S. Without Going to Court

A Swiss banker accused of helping U.S. clients cheat on their taxes wants a judge to grant him bail without his having to appear first in a New York courtroom. Stefan Buck, who was Bank Frey & Co.’s head of private banking in Switzerland and an executive board member, was...

Swiss Banker Faces Charges of Conspiring to Hide Hundreds of Millions

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Shantelle P. Kitchen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced today the indictment of MARTIN DUNKI, a former client advisor and Senior Vice...

Spanish king’s sister faces trial after court approves tax fraud charges

Cristina de Borbón could stand in the dock over claims involving husband’s charity unless special law is used to end case A Spanish court has approved charges of tax fraud against Princess Cristina de Borbón, the sister of King Felipe VI – paving the way for an unprecedented criminal trial....

The Big Banks Organise Massive Tax Evasion on an International Scale

Another example of the “Too Big to Jail” doctrine: International tax evasion and fraud organised by UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank. UBS, which had to be saved from failure in October 2008 by massive injections of Swiss public money, was involved in the LIBOR manipulation scandal, the currency markets manipulation scandal...