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Bank of New York Case Tests IRS Power to Halt Foreign Tax Abuses

Apr 16, 2012
In November 2001, the Bank of New York quietly transferred nearly $8 billion of its assets -- almost 10 percent of its holdings at the time -- to a trust in the small, business-friendly state of Delaware in a critical first step in setting up a tax shelter that has cost the government more than $1 billion in revenue in the past decade.