Our IRS Tax Whistleblower Lawyers help whistleblowers report cases of federal tax law violations or tax fraud and claim IRS whistleblower cash rewards.
Tax fraud robs the U.S. of a staggering $1 trillion per year. Whistleblowers who report federal tax violations under the IRS whistleblower program are vital to combatting tax fraud, leveling the playing field for U.S. consumers and businesses, and protecting our nation's education, infrastructure, and other critical government programs.
Our Experienced Tax Whistleblower Attorneys help IRS whistleblowers protect their rights, confidentially report tax violations, and collect IRS whistleblower rewards. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation: 800.669.7782.
How Does the IRS Whistleblower Program Work?
To persuade whistleblowers to report knowledge of tax evasion or IRS underpayments of at least $2 million, the Internal Revenue Service IRS Whistleblower Program pays cash rewards to whistleblowers who report inside, non-public information on intentional or even unintentional tax payment violations.
Under 26 USC § 7623(b), if the IRS proceeds with an action based on the whistleblower’s information, the IRS must award tax whistleblowers between 15% and 30% of any amount recovered in a verdict or settlement. Congress has lifted the prior IRS whistleblower award cap of $10 million, now paying much larger cash awards for reporting tax fraud.
Since 2007, the IRS has paid over $1.05 billion in whistleblower awards to individuals who report tax violations—recovering over $6.39 billion in tax dollars from tips provided. The first significant IRS reward was $104 million, paid in 2012 to a banker who uncovered information on Swiss banks helping Americans evade taxes.
If you know of a company committing tax fraud, you may be eligible for the IRS Whistleblower Program cash award. Contact the Katers & Granitz Tax Fraud Whistleblower Team for a no-fee, fully confidential consultation: 800.669.7782.
Largest IRS Whistleblower Rewards Paid For:
- Significance of Inside, Non-Public Information
- Tax Underpayment (plus penalties/interest) Exceeds $2 Million
- Individual Disputed Taxpayer Gross Income Exceeds $200,000
- Early Tip Submission
- IRS Investigation Cooperation
- Low Misconduct Involvement
- Experienced IRS Whistleblower Lawyer
- Successful IRS Recovery Action
Under section 7623(a), tax whistleblowers may still be eligible for an IRS whistleblower award when tax underpayment does not meet the $2 million mark, or in cases involving individual taxpayers with a gross income of less than $200,000. Such discretionary IRS whistleblower awards have a $10 million cap and equal a maximum of 15% of any amount recovered in a verdict or settlement.
Timing is Critical
Various statutes of limitations apply, and the first to report federal tax violations may secure rights to the IRS whistleblower award. Call us today at 800.669.7782.
What Information Do Tax Whistleblowers Report?
Investors, brokers, bankers, dealers, accountants, traders, company insiders, stockholders, and other individuals who gain non-public information suggesting tax evasion or other tax law violations are eligible to file an IRS whistleblower claim.
Tax fraud may include intentional or unintentional underpayment of taxes, from using foreign tax shelters and elaborate tax evasion schemes to simple tax law misinterpretations, accidental underpayment, or miscalculations.
The IRS concentrates on many forms of tax fraud, including the following, among others:
- Abusing foreign tax credits
- Abusive advance fee or royalty payments
- Abusive tax shelters or illegal tax shelters
- Accounting fraud
- Employee leasing schemes or paying employees in cash
- Evading motor fuel excise taxes
- False payroll tax returns
- Foreign jurisdiction "loophole" schemes
- Improper or fraudulent property valuations
- Improper tax credit usage
- Income deferral or misrepresentation
- Misrepresentation of transfer pricing data
- Misrepresented or overstated deductions
- Misrepresenting tax-exempt status
- Money laundering
- Offshore tax havens
- Securities fraud
- Shell accounts
- Tax return falsification
- Unfiled FBAR forms (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts)
- Unpaid payroll taxes
- Unreported foreign income or offshore accounts
At Katers & Granitz, our IRS Whistleblower Attorneys and Expert Tax Fraud Investigators prepare a detailed case before filing your IRS whistleblower report and award claim. Our proven strategy optimizes whistleblower awards and ensures your claim stands out among the thousands of tips the IRS receives, compelling them to devote limited resources to your claim.
Increase the chances of your case entering IRS investigation and maximize your IRS whistleblower award. Connect with us today at 800.669.7782.
How To Qualify for an IRS Whistleblower Award
To qualify for an IRS whistleblower reward, you will need specific and credible knowledge of tax fraud or other tax law violations that lead to an IRS investigation. IRS whistleblowers do not need to be U.S. citizens and are not necessarily required to obtain direct evidence or detailed data. Any non-public knowledge of individual or business participation in federal tax fraud is valuable and may be sufficient to file a claim.
If you have inside information on tax fraud or a tax law violation and want to claim an IRS whistleblower award, it is best to immediately consult with a whistleblower attorney..
The chances of your case being accepted by the IRS are potentially elevated when an experienced IRS whistleblower attorney works to differentiate your claim from the thousands submitted to the IRS. In addition, a skilled IRS whistleblower lawyer can protect your rights and pursue damages for whistleblower retaliation.
Free, No-Obligation Consultation
Our Katers & Granitz IRS Whistleblower Lawyers will confidentially review your information and let you know whether you qualify to file a tax whistleblower claim. Connect with us today at 800.669.7782.
The IRS takes whistleblower identity protection very seriously, protecting against whistleblower exposure and taxpayer information disclosure to the extent of the law. The representation of an experienced IRS whistleblower attorney further bolsters IRS whistleblower anonymity. Your consultation with a Katers & Granitz attorney is guaranteed confidential.
The Katers & Granitz IRS Whistleblower and Tax Fraud Recovery Attorneys will help you file a report highlighting the tax law violations, requesting IRS investigation, seeking recovery of losses, and seeking a whistleblower reward of 15 to 30% of any recovery.
Help stop tax fraud and claim your reward. Our team of Expert IRS Tax Whistleblower Attorneys offers confidential, no-fee consultations. Connect today to preserve your rights: 800.669.7782.
Concerned About Tax Whistleblower Retaliation?
In July 2019, Congress enacted the Taxpayer First Act, providing IRS whistleblowers protections against job termination, harassment, demotion, or transferred job duties in response to your preparing to file or filing a claim involving suspected tax fraud.
IRS whistleblowers who experience retaliation may file a civil action for damages, including:
- Job Reinstatement
To the same seniority status
- Back Pay
200% back pay for lost wages
- Back Benefits
100% lost benefits plus interest
- Special Damages
Mental anguish, reputation harm, litigation costs, attorneys' fees, expert witness fees
Ensure you receive all available damages for employer retaliation resulting from your reporting IRS violations or tax fraud. Call the Katers & Granitz IRS Whistleblower Firm now for a confidential discussion of your options: 800.669.7782.
Unique, Proven Process
The preparation of whistleblower claims reporting tax fraud under the IRS Whistleblower Program involves complex procedural requirements. The IRS has limited resources and is highly selective regarding the claims that proceed to investigation.
It is imperative that IRS whistleblowers obtain an experienced and highly qualified legal representative to assist in the preparation of the claim and to ensure the claim enters the proper channels to maximize the odds of an IRS investigation.
Our tax whistleblower lawyers are highly skilled and practiced in IRS whistleblower law and have the resources and experience to prepare the most complex tax fraud claims for the IRS Whistleblower Program. Contact the Katers & Granitz IRS Whistleblower Team for a no-fee, confidential consultation: 800.669.7782.
Act Fast! Meet IRS Whistleblower Award Deadlines
Reporting information on tax underpayment as soon as possible is vital in an IRS whistleblower claim.
Numerous circumstances may extend this time frame, and you may still be eligible for an IRS whistleblower reward after that period. However, it is still important to act quickly. If the IRS discovers the underpayment before your report--or someone else reports the violation before you--you may no longer be eligible for the whistleblower reward or cause a significant reduction in your cash award.
Take action now to solidify your role as a whistleblower and maximize your cash reward. Call for a no-cost, confidential conversation with an experienced Katers & Granitz IRS Tax Whistleblower Lawyer: 800.669.7782.