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Offshore Evasion: UK & US Criminal Tax Chiefs to Speak at OffshoreAlert London

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The criminal heads of HMRC, in the United Kingdom, and the IRS, in the United States, will be discussing the latest initiatives to clampdown on offshore tax evasion at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference in London.

HMRC’s Simon York and the IRS’ Don Fort will co-present a session entitled ‘Investigating Tax Evasion & Money Laundering: The ‘Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement’ Initiative’.

The ‘Joint Chiefs’ initiative, which was announced in July, is a joint operational alliance comprising the leaders of the tax enforcement authorities in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S. to combat international tax crime and money laundering.

The 7th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference Europe on financial intelligence and investigations will take place at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, in London, on November 12-13th, 2018.

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About the Session

Mon Nov 12/ 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM  ( 1 Hour, 15 Min ) 

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.

Simon York

Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC

As Director of the Fraud Investigation Service (FIS), Simon is responsible for delivering HMRC’s response to the most serious fraud and criminality.

John D. (Don) Fort

Chief, Criminal Investigation, IRS

John D. (Don) Fort heads the Internal Revenue Service Division responsible for investigating criminal violations of the tax code and related financial crimes.

‘Investigating Tax Evasion & Money Laundering: The ‘Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement’ Initiative’ is one of 17 sessions taking place at the 7th Anual OffshoreAlert Conference Europe on 12-13 November in London. The conference will cover a broad range of topics concerning high-value international finance that are aimed at investigators, providers, and buyers of products and services.

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