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Combatting Tax Fraud: The IRS Whistleblower Program

The IRS maintains a whistleblower program to address both individual and corporate tax fraud.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-25T14:25:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Tax Fraud|

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

Whistleblower rewards range from 10 to 25 percent of the amount recovered by the IRS from fraudulent taxpayers.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:02:21+00:00 April 18th, 2014|IRS Whistleblower, Tax Fraud|

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

The Internal Revenue Service has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes under its whistleblower provisions. Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:14:38+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Tax Fraud|