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Credit Suisse in London

Credit Suisse ‘shredded documents’ for US tax evaders

Swiss bank alleged to have helped US clients avoid taxes, senate committee claims

26 Feb 2014

HMRC building

HMRC approach Swiss account holders over disclosure

HMRC ramps up compliance action against UK holders of Swiss bank accounts

04 Oct 2013

Zurich Street on Swiss National Day

UK/Swiss monthly tax information exchange set to begin

Tax information is to be exchanged on a monthly basis between the UK and Switzerland from 31 July

26 Jul 2013

Swiss tax deal could see shortfall, warns Tax Justice Network

The tax deal between Switzerland and the UK contains "giant loopholes", according to the Tax Justice Network

08 Jul 2013

Taxman takes £340m payment from Swiss

Swiss authorities pay taxes owed to HM Revenue & Customs by British account holders – for the first time

30 Jan 2013

Swiss bank to close after US tax evasion fine

Wegelin, Switzerland's oldest private bank, is to close permanently after pleading guilty to helping Americans evade taxes through secret accounts

04 Jan 2013

HMRC: Last chance for Swiss account holders to disclose

UK holders of Swiss bank accounts have until the new year to pay any tax due or face investigation

17 Dec 2012

Swiss banks face $65bn tax evasion crackdown

Swiss banks are bracing themselves for changes in the industry as a result of a crackdown on tax evasion

19 Sep 2012

HMRC to net more than £800k in evasion case

A property millionaire has been found to have withheld as much as £430,000 from the taxman in an offshore account

05 Jul 2012

HMRC to hand out higher penalties for secret Swiss accounts

Amendments made to a treaty between the UK and Switzerland will see higher penalties for holders of secret Swiss bank accounts

19 Apr 2012

German-Swiss tax deal could see UK-Swiss contract change

If Germany and Switzerland agree higher tax rates, the UK can request that the UK-Swiss treaty matches that

10 Apr 2012

UK Swiss tax deal amended

Amended witholding tax on Britons with hidden money in Swiss bank account likely to boost demand for Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility, accountants say

21 Mar 2012

EU threatens to sue UK over Swiss tax deal

Account holder secrecy contradicts EU Savings Directive, lawyers claim

28 Nov 2011

Cameron's Liechtenstein gaffe

The PM claims credit for Labour policy

03 Nov 2011

Swiss deal 'could cost billions'

Research network says UK/Switzerland agreement undermines EU wide efforts to increase transparency

25 Oct 2011

No room for neutrality in Swiss debate

The Swiss deal has again been criticised, but it is best viewed from a long-term perspective

25 Oct 2011

Swiss say 'hard cheese' to tax transparency

The UK's recent tax agreement with the Swiss authorities by no means signals the death of the tax haven, writes Ben Jones

19 Oct 2011

Non-doms will pay tax on their HMRC payments

Money used to pay HMRC for Swiss bank accounts will be subject to tax itself, it has been confirmed

18 Oct 2011

HSBC letters are first shots in long-term attrition

Now the Swiss agreement has been signed, HMRC will be determined to show few concessions to UK account holders

14 Oct 2011

Offshore unit to comprise 25 staff

Offshore Co-ordination Unit charged with dealing with HSBC letters will be made up of 25 people overall

14 Oct 2011

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