Tax fraud whistleblowers provide meaningful assistance to the Internal Revenue Service in the investigation and prosecution of companies and high-net-worth individuals who avoid paying their fair share of tax. This is true for any type of tax fraud. Under the primary IRS whistleblower program, a whistleblower receives between 15 and 30 percent of the collected amounts if the information provided by the whistleblower leads to the collection amount to more than $2 million in taxes, penalties, interest and other monies from a company or persons with annual gross income over $200,000 during the relevant period.
In addition to investigation of those who simply refuse to pay taxes or who devise schemes for tax evasion, corporate tax fraud is a priority for the IRS. It is also complicated. Analysis of these types of fraud requires legal expertise and the use of significant law firm resources before presenting a claim to the IRS, an agency swamped with information and in need of assistance from experienced whistleblower counsel to properly and efficiently investigate such complicated tax matters. Among the many areas of IRS enforcement emphasis that can benefit from the information provided by whistleblowers are:
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.