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Swiss Upper House Approves Amendment to Tax Treaty With the U.S.

December 13, 2011

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The Swiss parliament’s upper house today approved an amendment allowing for the handover of files on suspected tax offenders to the U.S.

The handover may include cases where the U.S. authorities don’t know the identities of American holders of Swiss bank accounts and are basing requests for information merely on certain patterns of behavior.

To contact the reporter on this story: Klaus Wille in Zurich at kwille@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Matthias Wabl at mwabl@bloomberg.net


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