WASHINGTON, DC -“We have the means to end offshore tax abuse if we have the political will to act,” was the message delivered by Carl Levin in his keynote speech for given before dinner guests at the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development’s conference, Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative.
WASHINGTON, DC — The growing presence of Iran in Latin America is a threat to national security and demands greater scrutiny and action by the United States and Venezuelan’s Latin American neighbors was the message delivered by New York Country District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a lunch briefing today at the Brookings Institution organized by Global Financial Integrity and the American Interest.
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) applauds the disclosure of information on 4,450 American UBS clients, and urges the US government to pursue American tax-evaders at other offshore financial institutions. GFI is a Washington, DC-based organization that promotes increased bank transparency around the globe.
WASHINGTON, DC – As negotiations in the United States civil case against Swiss bank UBS ostensibly concluded today, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges continued efforts to improve information-exchange protocols and overall transparency in international finance as key next-steps in U.S. efforts to curtail tax evasion.
Organization Calls for International Cooperation Following Announcement in UBS Case
WASHINGTON, DC – As negotiations in the United States civil case against Swiss bank UBS continue today, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges Lawmakers to turn their attention to larger issues related to tax evasion and banking secrecy, including improvement of information-exchange protocols between Switzerland and the United States and increasing overall transparency in international finance as key next-steps in U.S.’ efforts to curtail tax evasion.
Next Steps Must be Improved US-Swiss Information Sharing, Says Global Financial Integrity
WASHINGTON, DC – Reacting to news today that a settlement agreement has been tentatively reached in the U.S. civil case against Swiss bank UBS, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges U.S. officials to pursue substantive changes to U.S.-Swiss protocols governing information exchange in tax law administration as a critical next step in efforts to end bank secrecy and prevent tax evasion.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional and Federal Agency staff will meet this morning for a legislative briefing organized by Global Financial Integrity, Citizens for Tax Justice, and Tax Justice USA on issues related to tax evasion, banking secrecy, and key legislation aimed at improving compliance with U.S. tax laws and increasing transparency in offshore and onshore financial practices.
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Advisory Board member Eva Joly has been selected to Chair the European Parliament’s Committee on Development (DEVE). The Committee is responsible for promoting, implementing, and monitoring European Union development policy including disbursing economic aid and fostering and evaluating governance practices.