According to the Administration, by handling matters in this way, Switzerland will be able to process the US request for information by the end of August 2010 deadline, as set in the agreement. It notes however, that the SFTA will not pass any data on to the IRS until the UBS Agreement has been approved by Parliament. The only exceptions to this rule are those cases in which the person concerned has given their express consent to the data transfer, or has reported themselves to the IRS under the latter's voluntary disclosure program.See alsos other press reports here.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Fix Is In (or On Its Way) -- Saving the US-UBS-Swiss Deal
Tax Notes Today and other online press report that the Swiss Government will seek a legislative solution to resolve the various seemingly desparate legal initiatives to derail the deal. The announcement uses treaty-speak, so rather than try to summarize it, I refer the reader to the links below and the announcement itself. Bottom-line, so the reports go (this on from Law and Tax\-News.com)