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

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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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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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President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal checks in at just under $4 trillion and requests increased funding for the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission respectively. Here is a look at how it all breaks down:

 

 
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Prepare Before You Talk to an Experienced Whistleblower Lawyer

Few things are more important than the selection of competent legal counsel to represent you in your qui tam case.

Because there are a finite number of top firms, it is very important for you to “pitch” your False Claims Act case as simply as possible.  False Claims Act lawyers are very busy and they are looking for clients who know their story, have real evidence in hand, and have “done their homework.”

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An anonymous whistlewblower helped the IRS collect between $127 and $254 million in underpaid corporate taxes.

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