Whistleblowers who provide information about tax fraud or tax underpayments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will now be able to recover a much larger reward as a result of a Tax Relief and Health Act of 2006.
Tax Fraud whistleblowers Entitled to 15% to 30% of Monies Recovered
The new tax fraud whistleblower law that any whistleblowers who provide the IRS with information about fraud or tax underpayments:
- Whistleblowers may receive a reward of 15 percent to 30 percent of the amount the IRS collects as a result of information.
- To qualify, the whistleblowers must provide information about fraud or tax underpayments that exceeds $2 million (counting tax, penalties and interest).
- The annual income of an individual tax cheat must exceed $200,000.
Whistleblower’s Information is Kept Confidential:
- The IRS will keep the whistleblower’s identity confidential.
- The IRS pays rewards after it completes an investigation into the fraud or tax underpayments, collects all amounts owed in the case and the matter officially is closed.
Before the new tax whistleblower law was enacted in December 2006, the IRS rarely paid rewards to tax fraud informants. However, now with the new law passed there is a significant financial incentive to report IRS / Tax Fraud.
If you have information about tax fraud that exceeds $2 million and would like to file a whistleblower claim, please fill out our IRS Tax Fraud Case Evaluation Form. You may also call us at 1-866-222-9990.
Our firm is only investigating claims in which a business entity, such as a company or medical practice, is submitting false claims to a governmental entity in excess of $500,000. We do not handle cases involving individuals receiving government benefits under false pretenses. (For example, we do not handle claims in which a person falsely claims disability in order to receive government benefits. ) For these claims, you should contact the appropriate governmental agency directly, such as a state medicare-fraud hot line, and report the fraud. Regarding tax fraud, we are only handling cases in which the underpayment of taxes exceeds $2 Million, and the income of the person committing tax fraud exceeds $200,000 per year.