Monday, November 3, 2014

More Trouble for US Depositors in Israeli Banks!

US depositors in Israeli banks face additional risks of being discovered. On Friday, October 31, 2014, we posted Bank Leumi to Face $300 Million Settlement Option to Close an Investigation Regarding Their Aiding Americans to Evade Taxes where we discussed are previous posts:

Now Israel has announced that it will be joining an international mechanism for the sharing of information on financial accounts, according to its Finance Ministry who made the announcement announced Monday on November 3, 2014. The cross-border exchange of information, which is due to be in place by the end of 2018, is expected to make it more difficult to evade paying taxes on financial assets. 
The announcement could have dramatic implications for 
overseas investors with undeclared assets in Israel.  

Once the new system is in place, the assets would be 
automatically disclosed to participating foreign tax authorities.  

It would also affect Israelis with undeclared financial holdings abroad, which the Israel Tax Authority could be informed of. The Common Reporting Standard, is expected to expand to a network of about 50 countries, the Finance Ministry noted. 

Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard will take time in Israel, because it requires amendments to current legislation. It will also not be retroactive. Between now and when it comes into effect, it is reasonable to assume that some holders of undeclared assets will come clean, while others will move their money to new tax havens.  

Have Unreported Income from an Israeli Bank?
Felling a Bit Faclept?
Contact the Tax Lawyers at 
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