Tax Court Can Review Whistleblower Claim Award Determination

Whistleblower W reported a tax fraud scheme, involving W’s employer and related entities, to the Government. W provided the Government with information regarding the tax fraud scheme from June 2006 through the fall of 2009. W’s information formed the basis  →

IRS Whistleblower Awards – 5 Keys to Success

In working with the IRS on a number of whistleblower submissions, and talking and listening to senior IRS officials, it is clear that there are 5 keys to having the IRS give a hard consideration to your claim: Current The  →

GOP Should Be Leader In Fight Against Fraud

If the months since President Obama's reelection have proved anything, it is simply that there is no shortage of opinions about the preferred direction of the Republican Party One particularly insightful thought though came from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal immediately  →

Amicus brief for Insinga case coauthored by Dean Zerbe on behalf of National Whistleblower center

The Insinga case raised important questions of how long the IRS can take to decide a whistleblower’s submission. The National Whistleblower Center is a champion of whistleblowers and Dean Zerbe of ZFF&J serves as a senior advisor for the NWC.  →

Key Tax Court action for whistleblowers waiting for IRS decision

The recent tax court decision in Insinga is good news for whistleblowers who have been waiting for the IRS to take action or make decisions on their submission.  The tax court is clearly signaling in its order that the IRS  →

Chuck Grassley sharply criticized proposed regulations on whistleblower awards

Chuck Grassley sharply criticized proposed regulations on whistleblower awards Senate Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in a January 28 letter  to Treasury officials sharply criticized recently released proposed regulations on whistleblower awards and urged that his suggestions be implemented in the final regs. The proposed regs (REG-141066-09 ) “are likely to  →

National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) letter to Commissioner Miller

Here you will find a memorandum to Steven Miller, Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue, outlining potential areas of review and regulation by the IRS and the Department of Treasury in regards to IRC 7623 – the whistleblower award statute. NWC  →

Whistleblower gets $104 million in UBS tax case (The Washington Post)

Whistleblower gets $104 million in UBS tax case Dina ElBoghdady for The Washington Post, September 12, 2012 The Internal Revenue Service awarded $104 million to a banker-turned-whistleblower who helped the government uncover a massive scheme in which Switzerland’s largest bank  →

Whistleblower Gets $104 Million (The Wall Street Journal)

Whistleblower Gets $104 Million Laura Saunders for The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2012 A former UBS AG banker who helped the U.S. government unleash an international crackdown on tax evasion was awarded $104 million in what is believed to  →

Ready to Wet Your Whistle? (The Wall Street Journal)

Ready to Wet Your Whistle? Laura Saunders for The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2012 It’s a new day for tax whistleblowers, following Tuesday’s announcement that the Internal Revenue Service paid informant Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS UBS private banker  →