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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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CFTC Whistleblower Program, Dodd-Frank Act, IRS, IRS Tax Whistleblower Program, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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