ARLINGTON, Va., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the last few years international tax enforcement has increased in the U.S. and globally. In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice are continuing an aggressive campaign to investigate and prosecute offshore tax evasion. Internationally, developed and developing countries are aggressively investigating and prosecuting offshore tax evasion and enacting legislation to curb such activity.
These developments, and the implications for practitioners, taxpayers, governments, and other stakeholders, are the subject of a new International Tax Enforcement webinar from Bloomberg BNA on April 20, 2012.
During the 60-90 minute presentation, experts will cover:
The IRS' third offshore voluntary disclosure program
The Treasury Department's newly-proposed FATCA regulations
Congressional consideration of additional anti-tax haven legislation
Initiatives of the G20 and the OECD – and the proliferation of bilateral and multilateral tax exchange agreements
The continuing discussions between Switzerland and the United States on how to resolve the ongoing investigations of Swiss financial institutions
Intergovernmental approaches between the U.S., the EU, and beyond
Know how to anticipate and avoid new legal and ethical traps for clients and service providers
Understand the full weight and impact of current bilateral and multilateral tax agreements on you and your clients
See how proposed FATCA regulations will impact financial institutions, tax planners, wealth managers, and clients
Assess next steps as Congress considers additional anti-tax haven legislation
About the Speakers
Bruce Zagaris, a partner with the firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, in Washington, DC, has served as counsel in more than forty criminal trials and approximately five appellate cases. His criminal work has included counseling on extradition and international evidence gathering cases, and testifying as an expert in international criminal cases involving money laundering and tax crimes. His private practice has also included monitoring international tax and enforcement developments in the U.S. and the Caribbean for foreign governments and corporate clients.
Mr. Zagaris earned a B.A., J.D., and LL.M. from The George Washington University. His B.A. included a major in international affairs with a specialty in Latin American Affairs. After serving as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (1972-73), Mr. Zagaris was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Idaho (1973-74). Mr. Zagaris received graduate legal diplomas from Stockholm University, Sweden (1975) and the Free University, Brussels (1976).
Alan Winston Granwell is a member of the international tax department of DLA Piper, resident in Washington, D.C. Mr. Granwell's practice encompasses representing multinational corporations and high net worth individuals on cross-border tax planning, and advising financial institutions and their clients on international tax enforcement initiatives, including FATCA. He also conducts an active administrative practice, regularly representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury Department.
From 1981 through 1984, Mr. Granwell was the International Tax Counsel and Director, Office of International Tax Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, Mr. Granwell was the senior international tax advisor at the Treasury Department, responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy on legislation, regulations, and administrative matters involving international taxation, and directing the U.S. tax treaty program.
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