False and material misstatements or omissions in tax filings are meant to unlawfully avoid taxes paid. This kind of fraud can take many forms, from improper classifications on expenditures to reduce taxable income, to misstatements of income and improper classification of executive compensation. Companies often misreport income and other information in an effort to avoid taxation.
Whistleblowers with information on companies engaged in false and material misstatements on tax filings with the IRS are encouraged to report to the IRS Whistleblower Office. If one reports such fraud with the help of qualified IRS whistleblower attorneys, the whistleblower may remain anonymous.
Hagens Berman represents several whistleblower actions under the IRS Whistleblower Program, and marshals its significant nationwide resources and expertise in financial fraud matters – including attorneys who are also accountants and licensed forensic accountants – to best present whistleblower matters to the IRS.