Rules intended to collect data on offshore American assets will be most greatly softened for financial institutions in five European nations, the U.S. Treasury Department proposed Wednesday.
The FDIC asked financial institutions to proceed with caution when dealing with third-party payment processors, the owners of a Los Angeles company that sold stuffed toys were sentenced for helping drug traffickers launder money, and more, in the midweek roundup.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service Thursday extended deadlines and introduced a phased-approach for foreign banks to comply with a new law designed to detect and discourage tax evasion.
A U.S. anti-tax haven law that goes into effect in 2013 may serve as a model for European legislators seeking to recoup lost tax revenue, said speakers at an anti-money laundering conference on Monday and Tuesday.
Upcoming U.S. Treasury Department rules on a new law meant to curb tax evasion may mean only modest new compliance duties for American financial institutions, according to consultants.