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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May 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
May 13th, 2013 · No Comments
TweetIn an unusually blunt opinion, the U.S. Tax Court rebuked the Internal Revenue Service for continuing to fight award claims made by two anonymous whistleblowers — even as the agency was reopening the same claims in a related investigation. In a dismissal order issued on May 10, 2013, Judge Maurice Foley slammed the IRS for […]
April 16th, 2013 · No Comments
TweetPresident Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2014 includes good news for whistleblowers: Under his plan, the law finally would protect people who report tax cheats to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
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 […]
February 21st, 2013 · No Comments
TweetOn February 5, 2013, D.C. Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) presented the “False Claims Act of 2013” to the Committees on Finance and Revenue. This bill would extend the current False Claims Act which fails to apply to violations of the tax code. The False Claims Act of 2013 would enable whistleblowers to receive […]
December 21st, 2011 · No Comments
Tweet On December 8, 2011, the United States Tax Court issued an opinion in Whistleblower v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue granting an IRS whistleblower’s motion for a protective order permitting the whistleblower to maintain his or her anonymity. The court stated: We conclude that granting [the whistleblower's] request for anonymity strikes a reasonable balance between [the […]
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