Federal Council gives go-ahead for finalising joint statement in tax dispute with United States

Bern, 28.08.2013 - At its meeting today, the Federal Council discussed the proposal for resolving past issues in the tax dispute with the United States and gave its agreement in principle to the finalisation of a joint statement.

The Federal Council has instructed the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) to conclude the corresponding work. As soon as the joint statement has been signed with the United States, the text of the document will be published. 

The signing of the joint statement should enable Swiss banks to resolve the tax dispute with the United States within the scope of existing legislation. The dispute has put a strain on relations between the two countries in the past. 

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