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Whistleblowers that identify fraud for the IRS can receive a substantial reward. An individual can receive a monetary award from 15% to 30% of the total amount recovered by the government. Typically, to qualify for an award of this type, the IRS must recover more than $2 million.
Normally a whistleblower will hire competent counsel to help them present their claim of fraud to the IRS. After the IRS investigates it will issue a statement to the whistleblower stating the award amount. Although these amounts can be substantial, if there is a discrepancy in the amount the whistleblower believes he or she should receive, their counsel can help them appeal the amount to the Tax Court within 30 days of the awards issuance. Protection under the IRS Whistleblower Reward Program
A whistleblower's claim of fraud to the IRS is kept confidential throughout the investigation process. However, should the matter enter into a judicial proceeding and the whistleblower's testimony is necessary, their identity may be made public.
Typical Tax Fraud Activities
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