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June 17, 2012

Israeli Tax Preparers Snared

The Wall Street Journal

In a sign the U.S. government is moving beyond Switzerland in its pursuit of secret offshore accounts, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the indictment of three Israeli-American tax preparers, who are charged with helping U.S. taxpayers hide millions of dollars in two Israeli banks.

Chair of the Offshore Tax Compliance Team Kevin Packman said the indictment shows how diligently the IRS is mining data collected from taxpayers who have confessed to having secret offshore accounts. In order to qualify for the agency's limited amnesty, taxpayers must answer detailed questions about how the accounts were created and maintained.

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