Since 2007 the IRS Whistleblower Program has helped recover $3.7 billion back to the U.S. Treasury, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.

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U.S. Tax Court just gave a big win to whistleblowers in an IRS case dealing with “collected proceeds”. The opinion includes broad and sweeping definitions which includes criminal fines

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The IRS estimates the annual tax gap to be $406 billion, based on data from 2008-2010.

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Wherever you go, there they are; misplaced priorities.

This is how they spend their enforcement resources in the UK.

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The IRS has issued their Fiscal Year 2014 Whistleblower Program report to Congress.  As in years past, we see a flood of whistleblower submissions, but only the thinnest trickle of cases resolved.

A quick summary:

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This Week in Fraud is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each week we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening this week in fraud. 

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There has been quite a bit of news in recent years about US companies “inverting” – companies reincorporating or merging their company abroad to dodge U.S. taxes – and most of that news has centered around the tax avoidance strategy known as Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich. This scheme has allowed some of the most profitable companies in the United States to relocate their corporate headquarters overseas and as a result, avoid billions in taxes. 

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What They're Saying About the IRS Whistleblower Program

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The TAF Education Fund is creating two new dedicated list-servs, one for IRS whistleblower matters, and the other for SEC and CFTC whistleblower issues.  Come, grow along with us!

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