I reported in a post earlier this month that as an IRS amnesty deadline approached, more than 7,500 U.S. taxpayers had voluntarily disclosed their secret offshore accounts.  Lynnley Browning reports in a November 18, 2009 New York Times article that the IRS received a flood of additional disclosures just before the deadline expired.  The final number of U.S. taxpayers

It seems that U.S. lawmakers are likely to give the IRS increasing support in its recent assault on offshore accounts.
More than 7,500 U.S. taxpayers have voluntarily disclosed secret offshore accounts to the Internal Revenue Service in connection with a recent amnesty program. The program did not provide any forgiveness for tax evasion. It simply provided possible

Brazil has been claiming that Delaware and Wyoming are tax havens — because they have low costs and minimal disclosure requirements for business entities.  The New York Times reports that Luxembourg’s prime minister has now joined in this claim.  He has called for both Delaware and Wyoming to be put on the tax black list of the Organization

Finn M. W. Caspersen, heir to the Beneficial Corporation fortune, was a patron of Harvard and Princeton and gave away tens of millions of dollars to charity.  He was active in New Jersey politics.  Mr. Caspersen served on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Harvard Law School.  As Lynnley Browning wrote in the New York Times

Last week, the Swiss banking giant UBS agreed to turn over information on American clients suspected by the IRS of using Swiss accounts for tax evasion.  On Wednesday, August 19, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said that the agency is looking at other banks and intermediaries in Switzerland in addition to UBS. 

The IRS Commissioner was not kidding.  Last Thursday the Justice