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Jul 18, 2018 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower and Tax Fraud Attorneys: IRS Whistleblowers and The “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

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Internal Revenue Service Issues 2018 “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

Whistleblowers Aid Enforcement And Get Rewards

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rewards people who provide specific and credible information to the IRS regarding tax scams. Each year the IRS announces its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams[1] to be targeted for investigation. Whistleblowers can aid IRS enforcement by providing information on some of them:

Offshore Tax Avoidance: Using offshore companies and bank accounts to hide income from tax.

Abusive Tax Shelters: Complex schemes to hide (“shelter”) income from tax. The IRS goes after the people who create the phony shelters and the taxpayers who use them.

Excessive Claims for Business Credits: These credits are generally not available to individuals but are used by corporations to avoid tax.

If you have information regarding any of these scams, the California and San Francisco whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. know how to present your evidence 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, 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.

Do not call the IRS directly with any information you have as that may jeopardize your chances to receive an award. Call counsel first.  Last year, the IRS paid out 242 awards totaling $33.9 million; over $500 million has been paid out to tax fraud whistleblowers in the last decade.  Our lawyers 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.

Contact Us

If you have information regarding offshore tax avoidance schemes, abusive tax shelters, or other tax fraud contact the IRS whistleblower and tax fraud attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</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.

[1] The remainder of the “Dirty Dozen” scams involve tax fraud related to individuals and individual returns (identity theft, phone scams, return preparer fraud, excess deductions, phony charities, etc.) and are not instances where whistleblowers can effectively aid enforcement.  You can see the entire 2018 “Dirty Dozen” here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-wraps-up-dirty-dozen-list-of-tax-scams-for-2018-encourages-taxpayers-to-remain-vigilant

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