Dean Zerbe Honored As Contender for 2012 Tax Notes Person of the Year

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Mary Jane Wilmoth on http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/ On January 6, 2013 The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center was announced as the 2012 Tax Notes Person of the Year. Tax Notes also recognized nine others who were “contenders” for the title. Among the contenders was  →

Chuck Grassley sharply criticized proposed regulations on whistleblower awards

Chuck Grassley sharply criticized proposed regulations on whistleblower awards Senate Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in a January 28 letter  to Treasury officials sharply criticized recently released proposed regulations on whistleblower awards and urged that his suggestions be implemented in the final regs. The proposed regs (REG-141066-09 ) “are likely to  →

National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) letter to Commissioner Miller

Here you will find a memorandum to Steven Miller, Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue, outlining potential areas of review and regulation by the IRS and the Department of Treasury in regards to IRC 7623 – the whistleblower award statute. NWC  →

Whistleblower gets $104 million in UBS tax case (The Washington Post)

Whistleblower gets $104 million in UBS tax case Dina ElBoghdady for The Washington Post, September 12, 2012 The Internal Revenue Service awarded $104 million to a banker-turned-whistleblower who helped the government uncover a massive scheme in which Switzerland’s largest bank  →

Whistleblower Gets $104 Million (The Wall Street Journal)

Whistleblower Gets $104 Million Laura Saunders for The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2012 A former UBS AG banker who helped the U.S. government unleash an international crackdown on tax evasion was awarded $104 million in what is believed to  →

Ready to Wet Your Whistle? (The Wall Street Journal)

Ready to Wet Your Whistle? Laura Saunders for The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2012 It’s a new day for tax whistleblowers, following Tuesday’s announcement that the Internal Revenue Service paid informant Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS UBS private banker  →

Bradley Birkenfeld, Hero of Tax Reform (The Wall Street Journal)

Jenkins: Bradley Birkenfeld, Hero of Tax Reform Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. for The Wall Street Journal Is there anything redeeming to be found in the adventures of Bradley Birkenfeld, the UBS whistleblower whose tale is sordidness piled on sordidness? Continue  →

IRS pays UBS whistle-blower $104 million (USA Today)

IRS pays UBS whistle-blower $104 million USA Today, September 12, 2012 The Internal Revenue Service has awarded an ex-banker $104 million for providing information about overseas tax cheats — the largest amount ever awarded by the agency, lawyers for the  →

Get Out of Jail Free? No, It’s Even Better (The New York Times)

Get Out of Jail Free? No, It’s Even Better David Kocieniewski for The New York Times Sometimes, crime does pay. Bradley C. Birkenfeld, a former banker at UBS, recently served two and a half years in prison for conspiring with  →

Bradley’s Winnings (The Economist)

Bradley’s Winnings The Economist, September 15, 2012 Bradley Birkenfeld was conspicuously absent from a press conference on September 11th to announce his award of $104m from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for exposing schemes used by UBS, his former employer,  →