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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 to have Dean Zerbe, the attorney on at least the 2015 case (current case has…

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 includes a criminal fine and civil forfeitures to the government, not just tax restitution. …continue…

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 language. Dean Zerbe of Zerbe, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav PC, who worked the case as…

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