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IRS ordered to produce docs to whistleblower

IRS ordered to produce docs to whistleblower

In a recent decision from the U.S. Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) was ordered to produce Information Document Requests to a tax whistleblower, despite an objection from the IRS that the documents sought were not relevant in the…
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IRS, IRS Tax Whistleblower Program, Whistleblower award, whistleblower evidence

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Collected proceeds read broadly by Tax Court

IRS Whistleblower Office - Collected Proceeds

A recent decision from the U.S. Tax Court could signal a significant sea change in the amount of information that is reported to the IRS by potential tax whistleblowers.  Last week, the U.S. Tax Court awarded $17.8 million to two…
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CFTC pays whistleblower $10 million

CFTC Whistleblower Program

Until recently, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program had only paid out two whistleblower awards, totaling $530,000 ($290,000 and $240,000, respectively), over the entire life of the program.  However, that changed significantly when the CFTC announced…
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Tax Whistleblower Program in Need of Improvements

Tax Whistleblower Program

Whistleblower awards for those reporting an employer’s underpayments to the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Tax Whistleblower Program can be quite significant.  In fact, one tax whistleblower received a $104 million award from the IRS in 2012 for disclosing Swiss tax…
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IRS Whistleblower Office paid $103 million to whistleblowers in 2015

IRS Whistleblower Office

It appears that the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Whistleblower Office is finally opening up to the idea of whistleblowers.  According to an annual IRS report to Congress, the IRS Whistleblower Office paid out $103 million to whistleblowers in 2015, which…
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