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Nov 14, 2018 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower and Tax Fraud Attorneys: The IRS Whistleblower Program and Awards

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Internal Revenue Service Rewards Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers Aid Enforcement

The United States loses an estimated $450 billion every year to tax evasion. Individuals with information of tax evasion can help the government go after tax evaders – and be rewarded for the assistance as whistleblowers on the evasion. Last year alone the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) awarded roughly $ 60 million to 242 whistleblowers.  Whistleblowers can aid IRS enforcement by providing original information on:

Offshore Tax Avoidance: Using offshore companies and bank accounts to hide U.S. income from taxation. Offshore tax havens cost the US government over $100 billion each year in lost tax revenue. Given the magnitude of the loss, the IRS especially targets offshore tax avoidance schemes for prosecution.  The largest IRS whistleblower award to date ($114 million) went to the individual who blew the whistle on UBS bank’s foreign tax evasion schemes for US citizens.

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.

Accounting Fraud: Corporations may use fraudulent accounting methods to overstate expenses, depreciation and tax credits and understate income and taxable profits. Fraudulent accounting leads to underpayment of tax. (Fraudulent accounting may also constitute securities fraud in the case of publicly traded companies and our whistleblower attorneys also handle securities whistleblower cases.  See https://www.evanslaw.com/sec-whistleblower-program/ )

If you have information regarding any of these tax avoidance schemes, 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, misuse of tax credits and other allowances, 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.  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.

Contact Us

If you have information regarding offshore tax avoidance schemes, 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: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.

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