Update on latest on IRS whistleblower program

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Tax Court Denies IRS Motion for Reconsideration – Big Win Confirmed for Whistleblowers

Press Release: Tax Court Denies IRS Motion for Reconsideration – Big Win Confirmed for Whistleblowers Washington, D.C. January 31, 2017. The Tax Court issued its final decision in Whistleblower 21276-13W v. CIR (147 TC 4) and directed the IRS to  →

New IRS Whistleblower Report Shows More Awards, Fewer Dollars

The latest annual report from the IRS Whistleblower Office shows a substantially higher number of awards paid in comparison to the previous year, along with a significantly lower total award amount. According to the Whistleblower Office's fiscal 2016 report, released  →

TIGTA report on IRS whistleblower program

The Whistleblower Program Helps Identify Tax Noncompliance; However, Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Claims Are Processed Appropriately and Expeditiously …continue reading >>  →

Update on IRS whistleblower program

Dean Zerbe featured in article for Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, …continue reading >>  →

Dean Zerbe featured in Tax Blog following Whistleblower Win

Tax Court Holds Whistleblower “Collected Proceeds” Includes Criminal Fines and Civil Forfeitures August 4, 2016 by Stephen Olsen The Tax Court had an important holding regarding whistleblower awards on August 3rd in Whistleblower 21276-13W v. Commissioner  We were lucky enough  →

Dean Zerbe quoted in Accounting Today regarding Big Whistleblowers Win

Whistleblowers to Get Full Share of Collected Proceeds, Including Fines and Forfeitures. The Tax Court held a husband and wife who supplied information to the Internal Revenue Service are entitled to a full 24 percent of the “collected proceeds,” which  →

Fines and Forfeitures Count as Whistleblower-Collected Proceeds

In an important win for whistleblowers, the Tax Court on August 3 determined that criminal fines and civil forfeitures are collected proceeds for purposes of whistleblower awards, refusing to narrow what it saw as the broad scope of the statutory  →

Big Win for Tax Whistleblowers as Pair Gets $17.8 Million

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Tax Court awarded $17.8 million to a pair of whistleblowers in a decision that significantly expands the scope of what can be claimed in such cases. The ruling for the first time allowed the whistleblowers to get a  →

Tax court decision — good news bad news for whistleblowers

FBAR Penalties Do Not Count Toward Whistleblower Threshold …continue reading >>  →