Miriam Fisher

Miriam Fisher

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Top 10 Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

While FBAR reporting rules are frequently misunderstood, US persons have several options to correct mistakes, before the government learns of the non-compliance. June 30th is the annual deadline for filing a Foreign...more

6/2/2015 - DOJ Enforcement Actions FATCA FBAR Filing Deadlines Foreign Bank Accounts IRS Reporting Requirements

Foreign Banks and Bankers Face New Risks From Swiss Bank Amnesty

The first non-prosecution agreement signals expanded US tax enforcement opportunities at home and abroad. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the first non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with BSI, SA, (BSI)...more

4/16/2015 - Banks BSI SA DOJ FATCA FFI Foreign Banks IRS Non-Prosecution Agreements OVDP Swiss Banks Tax Evasion

Bandfield Confirms Aggressive FATCA Enforcement Tactics

On Sept. 9, 2014, in U.S v. Robert Bandfield et al., federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York announced the indictment of a U.S. citizen and others, including offshore corporate service providers (CSPs) and...more

9/17/2014 - Enforcement Enforcement Actions FATCA International Tax Issues Offshore Funds Tax Evasion

FATCA Violation Underlies Latest US Tax and Securities Fraud Charges

Indictment demonstrates the strength of US law enforcement efforts to combat offshore fraud and is the first to charge a FATCA violation. On September 9, 2014, in US v. Robert Bandfield, et al., federal prosecutors in...more

9/16/2014 - Conspiracies Enforcement Actions FATCA FATCA Timeline Fraud Indictments Investment Adviser Money Laundering Offshore Companies Reporting Requirements Securities Fraud Tax Evasion Third-Party Service Provider

Beyond Switzerland: Preparing for the Fallout from FATCA and Other Global Transparency Initiatives

You have implemented FATCA; what comes next? Will your company be the next witness in a US tax investigation? Financial institutions around the world must now prepare to respond to anticipated inquiries and investigations as...more

8/12/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Chief Compliance Officers DOJ Enforcement FACTA FATCA FFI Financial Institutions Government Investigations IRS OVDP Popular Transparency

6 Reasons US Taxpayers Should Report Assets Held in Swiss Banks Soon

Initial success of DOJ Swiss bank amnesty program creates greater urgency for US taxpayers. On December 31, 2013, the window to apply for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) amnesty program closed for certain Swiss...more

2/4/2014 - DOJ FATCA Foreign Banks Non-Prosecution Agreements Offshore Banks OVDP Reporting Requirements Tax Amnesty Tax Evasion

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