Blow the Whistle on Tax Fraud
Taxes are everywhere and often expensive. Most people do the right thing and pay their taxes. Some people try to cheat the government by not paying what they owe. Some people misstate their income. Some people file fraudulent tax returns and avoid their tax obligations. When people lie about their tax obligations and commit tax fraud, it cheats all the other taxpayers who are doing things the right way. Sometimes, it seems like nothing can be done to stop the fraud. But Congress has created a program to reward IRS whistleblowers. If you report tax fraud to the IRS, you may be eligible for a reward. IRC § 7623, alternatively known as Internal Revenue Code § 7623, or 26 U.S.C. § 7623, is the Code provision authorizing these opportunities. That reward is based on how much money the Internal Revenue Service recovers because of the whistleblower notifying the government of the fraud.
The Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office makes clear that payments for reports made to them can take significant time for payouts. Because of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019, there are now more opportunities for a whistleblower to receive updates about the status of their claims than there were in the past. Having an Attorney who’s experienced in dealing with the IRS Whistleblower Office can be helpful as your go through the process of submitting your whistleblower report and claim. Attorney Judah VanSyckel has experience with submitting whistleblower reports to the IRS and seeking payment of rewards from the IRS for assistance rendered to them.
If you are looking to blow the whistle on tax fraud committed against the Federal government, call Saluda Law, LLC today. Let’s see if you can assist the government in making sure tax fraudsters pay their fair share and that you get rewarded for doing so.