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Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblowers

May 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

TweetA U.S. Tax Court judge on Tuesday allowed three whistleblowers to hide their identities in court for reasons that ranged from death threats to a fear of professional ostracism. The rulings by Judge Diane L. Kroupa appear to be the the first decisions publicly reached under the Tax Court’s Rule 345, which in 2012 established […]

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Tags: IRS Whistleblower Reward Program · Reporting Tax Fraud · Tax fraud

Tax Court Sheds Light on Whistleblower’s Denied Award

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetWhat can whistleblowers do when the IRS Whistleblower Office denies them an award for helping the government to recover money from a suspected tax cheat? They can do what Albert G. Hill, III, did — challenge the denial in tax court. But such challenges are difficult without access to information that the IRS used to deny […]

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Tags: IRS Whistleblower Reward Program · Reporting Tax Fraud

First False Claims Act Tax Recovery in New York; Whistleblower Awarded $1.1 Million

April 15th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetA well-known New York City tailor pled guilty to tax-evasion charges and separately agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle a related whistleblower case brought under New York State’s False Claims Act (FCA). The whistleblower, Vijay Tharwani, a former employee of the tailor, will receive $1.1 million of the settlement. The case marked the first […]

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Tags: Reporting Tax Fraud · State Whistleblower Legislation · Tax fraud

Wall Street Journal Quotes TELG Principal on IRS Whistleblower Program and Combating Tax Fraud

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetIn today’s Wall Street Journal article titled “Whistleblower Bounties Pose Challenges,” Jason Zuckerman, a principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, states that the IRS “needs to be more responsive” to whistleblowers claims.  Zuckerman is referring to the IRS whistleblower program under which whistleblowers who report tax fraud can obtain a reward of up […]

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UBS to Pay $780 Million to Settle Tax Fraud Allegations

February 20th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetUBS has agreed to pay $780 million to settle allegations that it helped thousands of U.S. taxpayers defraud the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).  According to reports by the Department of Justice, UBS concealed billions of American dollars in accounts held overseas despite requirements to report IRS income and other identifying information for its U.S. clients […]

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U.S. Tax Court Proposes Amendments to IRS Whistleblower Award Program

June 5th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn June 2, 2008, the U.S. Tax Court proposed new rules for determining IRS whistleblower awards under section 7263.  The proposed rules grant the court jurisdiction over appeals of award determinations and include procedures for commencing a whistleblower award action.   Among the proposed amendments are references to actions for redetermination of a whistleblower’s employment status, […]

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IRS Issues Guidelines for Whistleblowers Reporting Tax Fraud

January 1st, 2008 · No Comments

TweetThe Internal Revenue Service released new guidelines for whistleblowers to report tax fraud and possibly claim a reward based on the amount of additional tax, penalties and interest that is owed. Under the new procedures, the award for reporting tax fraud ranges from 15% to 30% of the collected proceeds. To be eligible for an […]

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