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Do you have information about a tax cheat?
The IRS whistleblower program pays monetary awards to individuals who provide information to the IRS about third parties who are underpaying their tax. The awards are 15 percent to 30 percent of the collected proceeds resulting from the information.
This percentage includes penalties, interest, additions to tax, and additional amounts provided under the internal revenue laws. It also includes criminal fines and civil forfeitures. Thus, the amount can be higher than one would think.
Who Files Whistleblower Claims With the IRS?
There are no government sources that identify who files whistleblower claims with the IRS. The reported tax cases suggest that disgruntled spouses, family members, and business partners and employees file most claims.
There are also serial claimants, who are third parties who regularly search for possible whistleblower claims in the public records.
Getting the IRS to Pay Out
The IRS often disallows valid whistleblower claims. In fact, it often fails to respond to whstleblowers altogether.
Our tax laws authorize the U.S. Tax Court to review how the IRS handles whistleblower awards. There is a growing body of case law that helps define what awards are permissible and the limitations on awards.
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