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August 18, 2017 Tax Fraud

The False Claims Act Tax Bar

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) generally applies to all false or fraudulent “claims” and broadly defines “claims” as including any request or demand for Government funds.[1]  However, a little known provision of the FCA provides that it “does not apply to claims, records, or statements made under the Internal Revenue […]
May 3, 2017 Tax Fraud

How to Report Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has had a reward program for whistleblowers since 2006. 26 U.S.C 7623. Several individuals have received rewards in the seven and eight digit range. The process is simpler than filing a False Claims Act (“FCA”) complaint, and typically, very little is required from the whistleblower […]
October 5, 2015 Tax Fraud

Anonymous IRS Whistleblower to Receive $11.6 Million in Tax Fraud Case

In yesterday’s post, we went over the basics of filing a whistleblower claim with the Internal Revenue Service. While the IRS’ whistleblower program has not historically seen the same volume of cases as the False Claims Act, recent years have seen an increase in claims filed to the IRS. In […]
July 31, 2014 Tax Fraud

Overview of the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Program

The False Claims Act, which was enacted in the 1800s, has proven so wildly successful over the years that several other federal agencies and state governments opted to enact similar legislation. One such program, implemented by the IRS, is designed to help curtail the effects of tax fraud and evasion, […]
April 1, 2014 Tax Fraud

False Claims Act Settlement Against Lantheus Medical Imaging & Bristol-Myers Squibb

The federal False Claims Act has proven to be so effective in combating healthcare, defense, and other types of fraud against the government that the majority of U.S. states have enacted similar statutes to address fraud within their own borders. In New York, the False Claims Act expressly includes acts […]
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