Internal Revenue Service Rewards Whistleblowers
Whistleblower Award Base Increases
Foreign Bank Account Reporting Requirements
The United States loses an estimated $450 billion every year to tax evasion much of it through offshore accounts and companies used by US taxpayers to avoid taxation. Individuals with information of offshore tax evasion can help the government go after tax evaders – and be rewarded for the assistance as whistleblowers on the evasion. Whistleblower cases for offshore tax evasion are brought under relevant provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The law on whistleblower awards changed on February 9, 2018 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-123, div. D, title II, §41108(a)-(c) Feb. 9, 2018, 132 Stat. 158, so that monies recovered for violations of FBAR and FATCA are included in the base for calculating a whistleblower rewards in offshore tax avoidance cases. Before 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was not required to pay whistleblowers for information that led to the collection of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts penalties.
If you have information regarding offshore tax avoidance schemes and violations of FBAR and FATCA, the California and San Francisco whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. know how to present your evidence to the IRS with the best chance for you to receive an eventual reward. If you or a loved one has credible information regarding offshore tax avoidance schemes, violations of foreign bank account reporting laws, abusive tax shelters, or other tax fraud schemes in California, call the whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. (415)441-8669, and we can help.
We recommend you call counsel before contacting the IRS directly with any information you have regarding offshore tax avoidance or violations of foreign account reporting laws so as not to potentially jeopardize your chances to receive an award. The lawyers at Evans Law Firm know how to advance your case through application, investigation, and administrative and/or judicial review. We will work hard toward securing an award for the information of offshore tax avoidance schemes, abusive tax shelters, or other tax fraud you bring to the government. If you are an employee of the offending corporation, the law protects you against retaliation by your employer and our attorneys can represent you in any litigation over wrongful termination in addition to representing you in your underlying whistleblower case.
If you have information regarding offshore tax avoidance schemes, violations of foreign bank account reporting requirements, abusive tax shelters, or other tax fraud contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other IRS whistleblower and tax fraud attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex qui tam or whistleblower cases, including IRS tax avoidance whistleblower cases and tax and securities fraud whistleblowers, and cases against large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.