Whistleblowers’ reward approved for criminal sanctions issued against international financial institution for assisting U.S. citizens in evading taxes

The law firms of Zerbe, Miller, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav, PC (ZMF); Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (KKC) and Robert Amsel, Esq. are pleased to announce today a key victory for tax whistleblowers with the filing of a joint stipulation for  →

Historic win for tax whistleblowers at international financial institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. | MARCH 29, 2018—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will dismiss an appeal filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) challenging the right of whistleblowers to obtain a  →

Congress In Budget Rolls Out Red Carpet For Tax Whistleblowers

The recently passed budget bill contains extremely good news for tax whistleblowers—with Congress making it clear that the federal government welcomes and will reward whistleblowers who provide information about illegal offshore accounts, big time tax cheats as well as traditional  →

amicus brief on FBAR ‎case coauthored by Dean Zerbe on behalf of National Whistleblower Center

Read the amicus brief to the Tax Court that FBAR penalties should be considered “collected proceeds” for tax whistleblowers – our Dean Zerbe was lead counsel for the National Whistleblower Center’s filing. …continue reading >>  →

IRS releases FY 2014 Whistleblower Report

The report provides a useful overview of the IRS whistle blower program.  Of particular interest are the tables highlighting the different steps in a whistle blower submission – it is certainly not a program built for speed.  However, the report  →

WE GET BIG WIN IN TAX COURT FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS

Judge Jacobs of the Tax Court yesterday – June 2, 2015 – gave a major win for tax whistleblowers in a decision 144 TC 15 (Whistleblower 21276-13W v. IRS).  Dean Zerbe of ZMFF&J was the lead counsel for the whistleblowers  →

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NWC Releases Letter to IRS on Whistleblower Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. September 6, 2012 – Today, the National Whistleblowers Center released a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Douglas Shulman concerning changes necessary to make the whistleblower program effective. The NWC letter addresses a key  →

The IRS Whistleblower Program Turns The Corner

The IRS whistleblower program has had a long, hard road but recent events have me a believer that for whistleblowers the land of milk and honey is finally in sight. Three actions have me buying my map for the promised  →