Dean Zerbe Published in Forbes Magazine Discussing New Protections for Tax Whistleblowers

Tax whistleblowers had good news the other day with the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-25) being signed into law by President Trump – including anti-retaliation protections for tax whistleblowers as well as requiring improved communication between the  →

Latest IRS Whistleblower Timeline Sparks Calls for Improvements

An updated process timeline from the IRS Whistleblower Office showing it can take 10 years for a whistleblower to obtain a reward shows that the office needs more resources, according to practitioners. …continue reading >>  →

Ninth Circuit issues opinion protecting taxpayer rights on third party contacts

Ninth Circuit issues opinion protecting taxpayer rights on third party contacts – embracing arguments in amicus brief filed by Zerbe, Miller, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav. Continue reading… Read Amicus Brief here…  →

IRS announces $312 million in tax whistleblower awards – ZMF law firm clients receive $158 million in awards

Honest, hard-working taxpayers should be joyous with the news that the Director of the IRS whistleblower office — Lee Martin — just issued its FY 2018 annual report and announced that the IRS collected $1.441 billion in taxes, penalties and  →

IRS Needs to Improve Data Controls for Some Award Determinations

GAO publicly releases report on the IRS Whistleblower program, GAO-18-698. …continue reading >>  →

Tax Whistleblower Receives $13.6 Million Dollar Award

Washington, D.C.  September 25, 2018. Whistleblower attorneys Stephen M. Kohn and Dean Zerbe are pleased to announce today that a joint client – who wishes to remain anonymous – received a whistleblower award under the new IRS whistleblower award program  →

Whistleblowers Win in Fight With IRS

Two whistleblowers won a battle with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over their share of $74 million they helped the agency to collect, marking a change that attorneys say could encourage more people to flag wrongdoing. …continue reading >>  →

Captive Insurance Audit Representation

Zerbe, Miller, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav is one of the nation’s most experienced law firms handling captive insurance audit defense and compliance.  Representation of captive insurance company owners and service providers nationwide gives ZMFF&J a coordinated perspective on the issues  →

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  →