The US Ambassador in Switzerland, Suzan LeVine, estimates in an interview with the Handelszeitung that the Category 2 banks of the US Tax Program will find a resolution during 2015. She is optimistic that the program will be concluded by year-end.

However she believe that the Category 1 banks, i.e. the institutions that were already under criminal investigation by the DoJ at the time of the publication of the US Tax Program on August 29, 2013. They are excluded from the US Tax Program and need to negotiate their fines individually and directly with the DoJ.