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 >>  →

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  →

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  →