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Swiss banks paid fines to US authorities on US $ 1.36 billion

on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:20 pm
Since March 2015 the financial authorities of the United States received from Swiss banks paid fines of $ 1.36 billion. These are the results of pre-trial agreements with 80 credit institutions, which in the US was accused of helping clients at tax evasion.

Agreement also referred to more than 34 thousand. Accounts citizens US in Switzerland, which was contained in the amount of 48 billion dollars. In addition, the banks that took part in a special program for credit institutions from Switzerland, undertook to cooperate with the investigation, said the US Department of Justice.

Through the program, more than 54 thousand. Americans paid more than 8 billion dollars in taxes and penalties.

The program for the Swiss banks (Swiss Bank Program) was launched in 2013 and involves a pre-trial settlement of the conflict with the US authorities in exchange for monetary compensation, information on citizens of the USA, tax evaders in the country, as well as cooperation with the investigation.

Some of the largest fines in the program had to pay Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse, which paid $ 780 million, respectively, and $ 2.5 billion.

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