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Voluntary Tax Regularization: A U.S. and French Comparison

Volume 1 No 11   /   Read Article

By Nicolas Melot (guest author), Alev Fanny Karaman, and Sheryl Shah

In the U.S., "the Tax Division is committed to using every tool available in its efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute" noncompliant U.S. taxpayers who would use secret offshore bank accounts. France has also joined in the effort to combat international tax avoidance, tightening up its rules by allowing taxpayers to voluntarily declare assets held abroad. Nicolas Melot, Fanny Karaman, and Sheryl Shah explore the differences in France and the U.S. in the disclosure programs that cover undisclosed foreign financial accounts.  See more →