Sunday, December 31, 2017
Since the inception of the SBP, 80 Swiss banks have entered into Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) paying over 1.3 Billion in penalties, with about 58 investigative leads being sent to various CI field offices for investigation and action. Additionally, over 18,000 leads that did not meet criminal criteria have been forwarded to IRS’ LB&I Division for civil tax compliance action. (see Page 18)
As the SBP winds down and is scheduled to end in 2017, an International Tax group is being ramped up in CI’s Washington D.C field office. This group’s focus will be to dismantle the most significant International Tax schemes that have been identified as systemic threats to the integrity and fairness of the tax administration. Investigations initiated by this group will be long-term in nature and utilize all tools at the Criminal Investigation Division’s disposal.