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  →

Big Win for Tax Whistleblowers as Pair Gets $17.8 Million

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Tax Court awarded $17.8 million to a pair of whistleblowers in a decision that significantly expands the scope of what can be claimed in such cases. The ruling for the first time allowed the whistleblowers to get a  →

Tax court decision — good news bad news for whistleblowers

FBAR Penalties Do Not Count Toward Whistleblower Threshold …continue reading >>  →

Two Wins For ZFF&J Tax Whistleblower Clients

Discovery in a whistleblower case is not an easy path – with the challenge being that the whistleblower is often in a position of limited knowledge of what happened with the information provided and the ultimate results (unlike a typical  →

Court decision good news for New York tax whistleblower‎s

Quit Tam Plaintiffs’ Bar Expects Increase in New York Whistle-Blower Cases Now that New York’s highest court has allowed a high-profile whistle-blower tax case to proceed, members of the qui tam plaintiffs’ bar tell Bloomberg BNA that more of these  →

ZFFJ counsel John Dies quoted in Tax Notes regarding potential changes to the Tax Court Rules

ZFFJ counsel John Dies quoted in Tax Notes regarding potential changes to the Tax Court Rules …continue reading >>  →

Wall Street Journal highlights latest ZFFJ victory

The Internal Revenue Service awarded $11.6 million to a whistleblower this week… …continue reading >>  →

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  →