IRS Tax Whistleblower

Although many consider it in the tradition of Robin Hood, the Government nonetheless frowns on persons or companies who commit tax fraud or fail to pay the appropriate amount of taxes.

As with other forms of fraud against the Government, whistleblowers who provide information about tax fraud or underpayment of taxes can receive a "reward."

The reward for a tax whistleblower ranges from 15 percent to 30 percent of the amount the IRS actually collects as a result of information provided by the whistleblower to the IRS. In addition to some other requirements, to qualify for the reward, the tax fraud or underpayment of taxesmust be greater than $2,000,000.00. This threshold amount includes the tax, and also any penalties and interest.

Apparently even Congress does not always trust the IRS to do the right thing. If the IRS tries to refuse to pay a whistleblower a reward, the whistleblower may appeal to the U.S. Tax Court for an order forcing the IRS to pay the reward

No Honor Among Thieves

There are limits, however. If the whistleblower participated or planned the tax fraud, then the IRS can reduce the amount of the reward or deny the reward altogether.

The Right Counsel

Perhaps even more so than in other types of whistleblower actions, it is important to hire a whistleblower lawyer with the right experience and skill to maximize your reward. At The Rice Law Firm, LLC, we have whistleblower lawyers who are former IRS attorneys, former federal prosecutors, former U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, and former Assistant United States Attorneys. Maximum results. Maximum reward. The Rice Law Firm, LLC.

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