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Butterfield Bank Admits It Helped Americans Evade U.S. Taxes (2)

Aug. 3, 2021, 9:18 PM

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son, based in Bermuda, has agreed to pay $5.6 million to resolve a criminal probe by U.S. authorities after admitting it helped hundreds of American clients evade taxes for more than a decade.

Between 2001 and 2013, Butterfield helped clients hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service, letting them use sham entities to funnel money between U.S. and Cayman Islands accounts, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Butterfield knew or should have known that such U.S. taxpayer clients were using their Butterfield accounts to evade their U.S. tax ...

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