In 2006, a new law authorized substantial awards to tax whistleblowers. Under the Tax Relief And Health Act of 2006, a whistleblower who provides information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about tax fraud or underpayment of taxes, totaling $2 million or more, may qualify for an award of between 15% and 30% of the total recovered by IRS. The tax whistleblower law is not limited solely to intentional fraud. A tax whistleblower may obtain an award from the IRS for reporting any underpayment of taxes, even if the underpayment is the result of mere negligence or innocent calculation error.
The types of issues of interest to the IRS include (but certainly are not limited to) the following:
Tax whistleblower claims are subject to specific legal requirements and procedures that must be followed to preserve your right to a reward. The law firm of Tycko & Zavareei LLP works on the cutting edge of the whistleblower revolution, and understands the complex issues that tax whistleblowers face. Our attorneys are available for free, no-commitment initial consultations. To start that process, complete our Case Evaluation Form, or call us at (202) 973-0900.
The purpose of this form is to provide basic information that our law firm will use to evaluate your potential qui tam case. We will treat all information you provide through this form as privileged and confidential. If you have any concerns about providing your information through this website, please feel free to call our Washington, D.C. office at (202) 973-0900 to provide your information by telephone, or send your information to our office at 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Please note that, in general, we only handle cases in which a business or company has committed fraud on the government and the amount of the fraud is at least $1 million.Begin Your Confidential Case Evalutation