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Senators Introduce New Whistleblower Protections

Advocates for whistleblower protection in the U.S. Senate have taken steps to extend help to those reporting tax fraud. Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden recently proposed a new piece of legislation aimed at encouraging those with knowledge of ta… Read More
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Senator Grassley Wants Whistleblower Caucus

Whistleblowers are a group of people who seldom get the respect they deserve. Think about it, most whistleblowers are ordinary Americans with ordinary jobs and ordinary concerns. Despite their seeming ordinariness, these people decide to take the e… Read More
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IRS Report Reveals Worrying Lack Of Action

The Internal Revenue Service recently released its annual report to Congress. The report, not known for its stimulating material, contained one area of interest to many, especially critics of the agency: whistleblower tips. The report clearly indic… Read More
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IRS Whistleblower Program In Need Of Overhaul

The New York Times recently took the IRS to task for the way it is operating its whistleblower program. The article interviewed a half-dozen people who had acted as whistleblowers, bringing forward information about tax cheats. Rather than have the… Read More
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Grassley Sends Another Scathing Letter To The IRS

At the end of September Iowa Senator Charles Grassley sent another in a long line of scathing letters to the IRS concerning its ineffective whistleblower program, a program Grassley himself helped to create back in 2006. Grassley sent his letter to… Read More
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Senator Grassley Sends Letter To Incoming IRS Commissioner Over Whistleblower Program

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley sent another letter concerning the inept operations of the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Program, this time to President Obama’s nominee to run the IRS, John Koskinen. Grassley, who serves as Senior Memb… Read More
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Judge Takes IRS To Task Over Treatment Of Whistleblowers

A judge with the U.S. Tax Court has launched a blistering attack against the IRS for its handling of a case involving two whistleblowers who have appealed the dismissal of their claims for award money after handing over critical information that de… Read More
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Survey Finds International Tax Cheats Receiving Cushy Sentences

According to a recent investigation by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. courts are handing down far more lenient punishments to those hiding money overseas than to the run of the mill tax evaders here at home. According to reports, despite lots of tal… Read More
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Impact of Sequestration on IRS Whistleblower Program

In a bizarre move demonstrating the impact of the recent sequestration budget cuts, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced that it would be trimming the percentage of money it awards from its whistleblower program. The sequester cuts have… Read More
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IRS Whistleblower Payouts Increase Dramatically In 2012

According to recently released data from the federal government, the Internal Revenue Service paid a record setting $125.4 million to whistleblowers in 2012. The total includes an especially massive payout to a former employee of UBS, a Swiss bank… Read More
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