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.
Senator Grassley explained in an interview with Roll Call about some of his thoughts on the new adminstration and a letter that he penned with Represenative Chaffetz and Represenative Mark Meadows:
In 2014, the cancer-care giant 21st Century Oncology took over South Florida Radiation Oncology where Joseph Y. Ting, Ph.D worked as a medical physicist partnering with doctors to ensure that cancer patients got the safest, most effective radiation therapy possible.
State Street Bank and Trust has agreed to pay $530 million to settle charges it cheated several government bodies when pricing foreign exchange transactions. The case was first brought to the attention of the government by a group headed by Harry Markopolos, who first alerted the SEC about massive financial irregularities associated with Bernie Madoff.
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.
An anonymous whistleblower has received a record $10 million payout from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Up until now the CFTC has not approved many whistleblower cases, and this recent payout could be an encouraging sign that CFTC desires to expand its incentivized whistleblower program under the Dodd-Frank Act.
This 13-point checklist is designed to get whistleblowers to engage in forward-thinking about taxes as their cases resolve after years of hard work. While it never pays to count eggs as chickens, a little planning for success can help maximize your success while helping pay it forward to those to come.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) has issued a report that says lack of IRS whistleblower communication is one of the most serious problems encountered by taxpayers. They urge the agency to revise regulations so administrative proceedings can start at an earlier date.
It's sometimes said that Ralph Nader came up with the term, but the practice of whistleblowing goes back to Britain in the late 19th Century when government, in the form of local unarmed police or "bobbies," would “blow the whistle” so that good citizen
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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