IRS may use First Data info for help in finding tax evaders

Eric Cordian emc at
Sun Aug 8 15:44:48 PDT 2004

RAH pasted:

>  A federal judge has granted the Internal Revenue Service the right to seek
> information from First Data Corp. about certain credit-card transactions
> the company has processed.

>  The IRS wants the information as part of its crackdown on tax evaders.

> Specifically, the IRS wants information about holders of American Express,
> Visa and MasterCard credit cards that were issued by or on behalf of
> certain offshore financial institutions.

> The government listed more than 30 offshore jurisdictions, including
> Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore and
> Switzerland.

>  The IRS said in a court filing that it believes those account holders "may
> fail, or may have failed, to comply with internal revenue laws."

Anonymity good.  Confidentiality bad.

Eric Michael Cordian 0+
O:.T:.O:. Mathematical Munitions Division
"Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law"

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