International Wealth Planning

The international business press has recently reported that India has promulgated stricter rules pertaining to tax evasion and related offenses in an effort to limit the number of investigations for tax evasion, including the willful non-disclosure of off-shore bank accounts, which result with taxpayers paying an additional fee in avoiding prosecution and a period of incarceration. In the past, Indian resident taxpayers who did not disclose their foreign bank accounts and other foreign investments required to be disclosed have also avoided prosecution by a special relief rule referred to as “compounding” with the Central Board of Taxes.… Continue Reading

In Martin Wächtler v. Finanzamt Konstanz, C-581/17 (CJEU 2/26/2019), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) determined that application of the German exit tax rules were incompatible with the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) of June 21, 1999, between the EU and its member states on the one part, and between the EU and Switzerland on the other.… Continue Reading