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The IRS Whistleblower Program

In False Claim Act, Whistleblower by Jason B. FreemanLeave a Comment

The Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Office oversees the IRS’s Whistleblower Program. It is responsible for processing thousands of tax whistleblower claims every year.   The IRS Whistleblower Program is designed to offer financial incentives and rewards to individuals—“whistleblowers”—who help the government collect taxes by providing information that assists in detecting violations of the internal revenue laws.  The IRS Whistleblower Program provides …

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The IRS Whistleblower Program

In Whistleblower by Matthew RobertsLeave a Comment

A. Background.   The IRS whistleblower program is nothing new.  More than a century ago, Congress authorized the federal government to pay whistleblowers for information regarding violations of the federal tax laws.  However, prior to 2007, awards were discretionary, often limited to $10 million, and generally not subject to judicial review under the doctrine of sovereign immunity.       …