Since tax season is now upon us, it is important for Americans working with or looking to work with Swiss-registered investment advisors to know the tax considerations for their offshore accounts. A Swiss investment account is a popular choice for individuals looking to diversify their portfolios and protect their assets. Still, American citizens need to be aware of the U.S. tax implications. Swiss banks are required to report certain information about American citizens holding accounts in Switzerland to the IRS annually. Additionally, American citizens must report the existence of their Swiss bank accounts on their U.S. tax returns to avoid significant penalties and fines. This blog will help educate you on what you need to know.