2018 IRS WHISTLEBLOWER ANNUAL REPORT

2018 IRS WHISTLEBLOWER ANNUAL REPORT

The take away is while the IRS whistleblower program had a good year, there is much more to be accomplished by the IRS to the implement the 12 year old Whistleblower Program.  Changes must occur either voluntarily by the IRS in the administration of the IRS Whistleblower program, or statutorily by Congress enacting additional changes to the law (similar to the 2018 change) so that the intent of Congress is recognized by the IRS.

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Confidentiality of an IRS Whistleblower

Confidentiality of an IRS Whistleblower

Confidentiality is an important consideration for anyone considering filing a tax whistleblower claim with the IRS.  By law, a taxpayers’ information is protected (I.R.C. § 6103).  There are also protections in place for a whistleblowers’ identity in most cases.   Below, we cover frequently asked questions surrounding whistleblower confidentiality. 

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IRS Tax Whistleblower - What is an Administrative Action?

IRS Tax Whistleblower - What is an Administrative Action?

An IRS tax whistleblower award hinges on whether the IRS initiated an action (i.e. an “administrative action” or a “judicial action”) using the whistleblower’s information.  Accordingly, understanding the concept of administrative action can may assist whistleblowers in receiving a larger award, or in other cases advocating for an award in the first place.

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