UBS Whistleblower Gets Out of Jail

“Bradley Birkenfeld, the former Geneva-based UBS AG banker who exposed the powerful bank’s practice of helping wealthy U.S. citizens avoid paying taxes by hiding their assets in secret offshore accounts, phony trusts, and straw companies, was released from federal prison  →

IRS Boosts Whistleblower Reward Program

January 17, 2011 www.fa-mag.com (Bloomberg News) The Internal Revenue Service, reversing an earlier position, proposed rules making it more likely informants will collect a reward when they blow the whistle on tax-dodging employers, neighbors or family members. The agency proposed  →

Memo from Scott H. Kimpel

Memo from Scott H. Kimpel to the Office of Commissioner Troy A. Paredes.   View the PDF >>  →

Congressional Involvement: Charles Grassley Letter

Letter from Charles Grassley to the U.S. Department of Treasury. View the PDF >>      →

IRS Signals Willingness to Revise Whistleblower Program

” The Internal Revenue Service may be signaling a willingness to consider changes to its whistleblower program, following complaints that the program is stifling the initiative of informants around a kingpin who may have information about tax evasion. The National  →

Specialists in Tax Litigation

We represent individuals and companies that are under audit or examination by the IRS or state tax authorities. We currently assist businesses and individuals ranging from small businesses to Fortune 1000 companies. We also serve as counsel for taxpayers in  →

IRS Stingy With Whistleblower Payouts, Slow to Follow Up on Tips

“The IRS took more than four years to reward a whistleblower through a new program to encourage tipsters and has drawn criticism from the Government Accountability Office for failing to move faster. A recent GAO study found that the program,  →

Pfizer whistleblower’s ordeal reaps big rewards

“(Reuters) – Taking on corporate giants can feel like tilting at windmills, but John Kopchinski’s six-year legal battle against Pfizer Inc just made him a rich man. The Gulf War veteran and former Pfizer sales representative will earn more than  →

April 15 Plea: Pardon Tax Whistleblower

There is tremendous public support for Mr. Birkenfeld because he is responsible for the U.S. recovery of billions of dollars. (We’ve put a petition on the Web you can sign here.) While Mr. Birkenfeld is the biggest tax whistleblower in  →