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Investigating Tax Evasion & Money Laundering: The 'Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement' Initiative
In July, it was announced that leaders of tax enforcement authorities in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States had established a joint operational alliance, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5), to increase collaboration in the fight against international and transnational tax crime and money laundering.
The alliance focuses on building international enforcement capacity by sharing information and intelligence, enhancing operational capability by piloting new approaches, and conducting joint operations to bring those who enable and facilitate offshore tax crime to account.
In this session, the heads of two of the alliance's members, Don Fort, Chief, Criminal Investigation, IRS, and Simon York, Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, will discuss international enforcement efforts to detect offshore tax evasion and punish those responsible, including new problems posed by the increasing use of cryptocurrencies.
John D. (Don) Fort
Chief, Criminal Investigation, IRS
Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC