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  →

Update on latest on IRS whistleblower program

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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  →

New IRS Whistleblower Report Shows More Awards, Fewer Dollars

The latest annual report from the IRS Whistleblower Office shows a substantially higher number of awards paid in comparison to the previous year, along with a significantly lower total award amount. According to the Whistleblower Office's fiscal 2016 report, released  →

TIGTA report on IRS whistleblower program

The Whistleblower Program Helps Identify Tax Noncompliance; However, Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Claims Are Processed Appropriately and Expeditiously …continue reading >>  →

Update on IRS whistleblower program

Dean Zerbe featured in article for Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, …continue reading >>  →

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  →