IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claims | IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Attorneys
IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claims Attorneys | IRS Whistleblower Statute Section 7623 | IRS Whistleblower Office | IRS Whistleblower Program
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a program under IRS Whistleblower Statute Section 7623 that rewards whistleblowers who voluntarily inform on individuals or corporations that are cheating on their taxes. In 2006, Congress made significant changes to the whistleblower law to encourage more people to come forward to report corporate tax fraud. The amendment created a Whistleblower Office within the IRS to administer payment to tax fraud whistleblowers if the information they provide leads the IRS to successfully resolve a case. The largest payout to date occurred in 2012 when the IRS awarded $104 million to Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS banker who blew the whistle on Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS AG. UBS helped thousands of rich Americans evade U.S. income taxes by helping them hide billions of dollars in secret Swiss bank accounts, according to a Reuters report. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged the Swiss bank with conspiring to defraud the United States by impeding the IRS. In February 2009, UBS entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and agreed to pay $780 million in fines, penalties, interests and restitution.
[reuters.com/article/2012/09/11/us-usa-tax-birkenfeld-idUSBRE88A0TE20120911, September 11, 2012]
[justice.gov/opa/pr/ubs-enters-deferred-prosecution-agreement, February 18, 2009]
IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblowers can benefit from experienced counsel should they decide to file an IRS tax fraud claim. Alonso Krangle LLP is offering free IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claims legal reviews to potential IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblowers. Our IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claims attorneys will evaluate your case CONFIDENTIALLY with you to ensure that your claim complies with the IRS whistleblower requirements, and will work with you as your claim progresses. To learn more, please contact our IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claims attorneys by filling out our online form or call 1-800-403-6191 today.
IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblowers Incentive Program
The IRS makes payments for two types of cases: Those that exceed $2 million in taxes, penalties and interest, and those that are under $2 million:
The IRS grants a reduced award of up to 10 percent in cases in which the whistleblower provided information based principally on disclosure of specific allegations resulting from:
- Judicial or administrative hearings
- A governmental report, hearing, audit or investigation
- The news media
[irs.gov/uac/Whistleblower-Office-At-a-Glance, February 23, 2015]
IRS Whistleblower Tax Fraud Complaint Submission Requirements
IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblowers must submit IRS Form 211– Application for Award for Original Information to qualify to receive a reward. In addition to requesting the whistleblowers’ personal information, the IRS form asks whistleblowers to:
Identify the alleged tax violation
According to the IRS, claims may be rejected if:
- The information provided was of no value
- The IRS already had the information or the information was available in public records
- No collection of taxes and penalties existed from which the IRS could pay an award.
IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Attorneys
The IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower attorneys at Alonso Krangle LLP will help you qualify for an award by reviewing your original information to ensure that it is properly submitted to the IRS. Unlike other federal whistleblower laws, the IRS whistleblower statute does not have anti-retaliation provisions. However, the law firm’s attorneys are experienced in handling retaliation cases should whistleblowers encounter a demotion, a job loss, harassment or any other form of retaliation due to whistleblowing. The IRS says it is looking for solid information, not an “educated guess” or unsupported speculation from whistleblowers. As you assist the IRS, let Alonso Krangle LLP assist you with your whistleblower claim.
[irs.gov/uac/Whistleblower-Informant-Award, March 6, 2015]
About Alonso Krangle LLP And Filing An IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claim
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A nationwide law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle and filing an IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Claim, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com
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