International Financial Law Prof Blog

Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Monday, August 31, 2015

Is FATCA chasing a leprechaun and his pot of gold?

Abstract from Cayman Financial Review

As of 2009, 125,000 to 150,000 U.S. taxpayers were probably criminally evading tax through offshore accounts. Their assets under management reasonably totaled $200 billion to $300 billion. In that the median non-compliant taxpayer had $12,748 tax understatement for the period 2003 through 2008, it is also likely that if 50,000 taxpayers currently remain non-compliant, with inflation and interest, another approximate $1.4 billion of tax revenue may be collected by 2020. ...

Thus, from tools already at Treasury’s disposal before FATCA, the period 2010-2020 will probably produce an annual average of approximately $250 million tax revenue, penalties and interest, excluding FBAR and FBAR like penalties on banks. ....

read the Cayman Financial Review

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