Posts Tagged ‘IRS Whistleblower Program’

Is the IRS Discouraging Whistleblowers From Coming Forward?

The IRS might be hampering its own whistleblower program by not implementing policies and procedures to incentivize whistleblower rewards. Since 2007, the IRS Whistleblower Program has helped collect $3.6 billion, from which whistleblowers received anywhere from 15 percent to 20 percent of the proceeds of an individual funds recovery. Read More…

 

D.C. Case May Impact IRS Whistleblower Program Awards

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IRS Whistleblower ClaimsWorking its way through the appellate system in the D.C. Circuit is a case that could have a major impact on the IRS Whistleblower Program.

Since 2006, the IRS has had discretion to provide awards to whistleblowers who report information that leads to the IRS collecting proceeds of $2 million or less.  For cases where the collected proceeds exceed $2 million, the IRS was required to provide an award of 15-30%.

The question presented by the appeal of Whistleblower 21276-13w v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 147 T.C. 121 (2016), is what exactly does “collected proceeds” mean? Read More…

 

The Senate proposes bill to improve the IRS Whistleblower Program

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IRS Whistleblower ClaimsThe fight against fraud received some significant help last week when Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden introduced legislation geared to strengthen the IRS Whistleblower program.   Read More…

 

Better Year for IRS Whistleblowers in 2015

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IRS Whistleblower ClaimsThe IRS Whistleblower Program’s annual report to Congress for FY 2015 shows the IRS paid more than $103 million to whistleblowers in FY 2015. That is a big increase, nearly doubling the amount in awards granted in FY 2014, which was $52 million.

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