Understanding the IRS Whistleblower Program
A tax whistleblower reports a tax scheme or fraud carried out by his employer to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and in exchange the reporter receives at least 15 % of the proceeds collected.
The reward for a whistleblower serves as the carrot that provides incentive to help the IRS find companies that are tax evaders. But as the same time, our legal system doesn’t always protect the tax whistleblowers against retaliation carried out by their employers. It’s critically important that whistleblowers speak to an attorney who can help them understand the rights of whistleblowers, and assist with filing whistleblower documents.
However, whistleblower protections exist in other programs, for example under the False Claims Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. California IRS whistleblower attorneys expect and hope for changes in the tax whistleblower program but only Congress could improve it. Until there are changes, it’s important to get advice to help navigate the IRS whistleblower system.
If you know of any fraud carried out by a company against the government, contact the Evans Law Firm in California at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The California IRS whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm handle qui tam and whistleblower cases, as well as, financial and physical elder abuse and nursing home abuse, healthcare, insurance, annuity, and banking fraud.