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Foreign Bank Accounts= Money Laundering????

by | Apr 7, 2009 | offshore bank account

Congress Wants to Criminalize Tax Accounts

Not satisfied with the draconian civil tax penalties for having an unreported foreign bank account, Congress is trying to make Foreign Tax Crimes a Money Laundering Offense – (subsec. 2(g) of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009) (S. 386). This means if a US citizen does not reveal a foreign account it could be subject to an expensive prosecution and 20 years in Federal Prison!