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Combating Tax Fraud: The IRS Whistleblower Program

Much like the whistleblower procedure under the False Claims Act, the Internal Revenue Service maintains a whistleblower program whereby relators can relay information concerning possible tax fraud in exchange for the opportunity to receive a percentage of the ultimate recovery. While it is utilized less than the False Claims Act— due in part to [...]

By | 2019-02-14T10:30:28+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Tax Fraud|

IRS Data Reveals Sharp Disparity Between Number of Fraud Reports and Whistleblower Rewards

Noting the success of the federal False Claims Act, Congress enacted a similar IRS whistleblower program in 2007 under the Tax Relief and Healthcare Act, which allows individuals to report tax fraud and evasion in exchange for a possible cut of the eventual recovery. The program has maintained some success over the years; however, recent [...]

By | 2018-09-12T12:27:10+00:00 April 18th, 2014|IRS Whistleblower|

The IRC’s Whistleblower Provisions: How the Internal Revenue Service Catches Tax Fraud

The False Claims Act has been in existence since the Civil War era; however, it wasn’t until recently that other government agencies began to catch on to its effectiveness in catching and correcting fraud. In 2006, the Internal Revenue Service began implementing its own version of a whistleblower protection program after receiving authorization under the [...]

By | 2018-10-04T15:05:56+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Tax Fraud|