Statistics

The latest report from the IRS Whistleblower Office shows that despite an increase in total claims received in FY 2013, the agency paid out fewer awards and nearly $75 million dollars less in total monetary awards to whistleblowers. The report notes that the IRS has revamped its statistical data fields in order to provide greater transparency to the public, but provides no insight to the more than 20,000 claims that remain open. The report further notes that the number of payments to whistleblowers will not "grow dramatically" in FY 2014.   

Amounts Collected and Awards Paid

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Awards paid

110

97

97

128

122

Collections over $2M

5

9

4

12

6

Total amount of awards paid

$5,851,608

$18,746,327

$8,008,430

$125,355,799

$53,054,302

Amounts collected

$206,032,872

$464,695,459

$48,047,500

$592,498,294

$367,042,420

Awards paid as a percentage of amounts collected

2.8%

4.0%

16.7%

21.2%

14.6%

Claims Received by Fiscal Year of Receipt

 

Pre-2007

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total claims received

1,177

1,463

1,923

6,991

13,155

8,084

9,239

9,268

Claims open

799

1,373

1,060

2,025

6,253

2,308

3,095

5,417