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"Weissgeldstrategie" or "Clean Money Strategy"

I have just received a letter enclosing a document from the Basler Kantonalbank. In the letter they ask me to sign the document and return it to them...

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Customer Confirmation of the Prevailing Tax Status
(Bestätigung des Kunden betreffend Steuerstatus)

As the entitled person of the assets and earnings in my BKB account I
confirm that I have upheld the prevailing regulations according to tax law
and will continue to do so.
I don't feel completely happy about this.
Has anyone else received anything like it?
What do you guys think about it?
Who is behind this? US/EU/OECD ???
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Old 25.10.2014, 13:32
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Re: "Weissgeldstrategie" or "Clean Money Strategy"

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I don't feel completely happy about this.
Who is behind this? US/EU/OECD ???
Why the sadness in comitting to uphold the law ?
as for the perpetrators - it's "all those authoritarian bullies" 😉
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Why the sadness in comitting to uphold the law ?
How to put it? I see it as a break with the traditional Swiss way of doing things, which basically assumes that every citizen fulfils all his obligations, whether tax or otherwise. Do you think if I ask the directors of the bank to sign a declaration confirming that they uphold and will continue to uphold all the legal requirements of running a bank -- would they do that for me?

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as for the perpetrators - it's "all those authoritarian bullies" 😉
This is so untypically Swiss. It reeks of illogical thinking to me. Sort of "Promise to tell the truth".
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Re: "Weissgeldstrategie" or "Clean Money Strategy"

Have searched a bit and found this...

Erste Bank verlangt Unterschrift von Schweizern

It looks like it's only the BKB up till now.
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Old 25.10.2014, 15:50
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Do you think if I ask the directors of the bank to sign a declaration confirming that they uphold and will continue to uphold all the legal requirements of running a bank -- would they do that for me?
Well the directors of a bank are actually required sign various documents along those lines every year as part of the audit and reporting requirements

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This is so untypically Swiss. It reeks of illogical thinking to me. Sort of "Promise to tell the truth".
Well I don't know where you have been for the last while but this is typical anti money laundering requirements for some time now! And for your information, you may be asked the source of the money lodged to your account and provide documentation to support your claims in the case of a large or regular amount.
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...It looks like it's only the BKB up till now.
It's probably only a matter of time before the rest follow suit. The face of Swiss banking has changed forever now that they've voluntarily extended their roles into the arena of CYA customer tax compliance certification.
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ZGKB sent this to me and one of my son's. Had to call them to request a set for my other son that is listed as 'Swiss' in their computer.
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I have just received a letter enclosing a document from the Basler Kantonalbank. In the letter they ask me to sign the document and return it to them...

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I don't feel completely happy about this.
Has anyone else received anything like it?
What do you guys think about it?
Who is behind this? US/EU/OECD ???
It just means that the next time the Swiss banks get caught helping you to hide your money, they will deny all knowledge of any hanky-panky.

But he said he paid his taxes! See he even signed it here ...
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