Legal Assistance When Reporting Tax Fraud

If you have knowledge of tax fraud, contact one of our experienced whistleblower attorneys before taking your allegations to the IRS. Our qualified attorneys will insure that you receive the maximum reward due under the IRS Informants Reward Statute. The IRS requires specific and concrete information regarding tax fraud, not mere allegations, and our attorneys can assist you in putting together the information necessary to show the IRS that tax fraud allegations are valid and warrant further investigation.

Most importantly, working with Parker Waichman LLP will be crucial if you are denied a reward, or if the IRS finds reason to reduce the amount of your reward. The whistleblower is entitled to appeal such decisions in the US Tax Court, but most individuals do not have the legal background to undertake such an endeavor. Having an experienced tax fraud attorney at the time the initial tax fraud report is made to the IRS will be of great value if an appeal to the US Tax court is necessary.

If you have knowledge of tax fraud please contact Parker Waichman LLP at
1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636), or fill out the form to the left and you will be contacted by an experienced whistleblower attorney.

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Reward Amounts for Reporting Tax Fraud

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 specifies that rewards for informants be equal to at least 15% and as much as 30% of the total taxes, penalties and interest collected by the IRS however to qualify for the higher percentages covered under the new statute an individual must report tax fraud that results in the recovery of back taxes, penalties and interest totaling at least $2 million. In cases where the taxpayer is an individual, their taxable income must exceed $200,000. If the tax fraud does not meet the above threshold the informant may still be entitled to a reward however the amount of the reward is not covered under the new statute. Regardless of the amount of the tax fraud the IRS does have some discretion in limiting or denying cash rewards. If this happens, and a whistleblower believes that the IRS acted wrongly, an appeal can be made to the US Tax Court. Without detailed knowledge of the inner workings of the IRS and Tax Law an appeal would be an arduous task with a disappointing outcome.

The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP take care of the entire appeal process for their clients allowing our clients to focus on their day to day lives not the specifics of income tax fraud law.

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Report Income Tax Fraud

Reporting income tax fraud has been rewarded by the IRS for over 50 years, although only recently has it been truly beneficial to report tax fraud. When the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 was signed into law on December 20, 2006 significant changes were made to the Informants Reward Program in favor of the informant. Up until that time the IRS had full discretion on payouts and no appeals were allowed once the IRS decided how much it was going to pay an informant for reporting income tax fraud.

It is in the best interest of informants to report tax fraud to the IRS through an attorney. A qualified income tax fraud attorney will make sure all steps are followed precisely to ensure that the informant will receive the maximum reward allowed. The information presented to the IRS needs to be formulated correctly in order for the IRS to investigate the tax fraud claim. The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have the experience necessary to handle your tax fraud claim from initial contact with IRS all the way through to the reward judgment. The law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has handled income tax fraud cases for hundreds of informants; this experience is paramount when dealing with such a large government agency such as the IRS.

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How to Report Tax Fraud

Tax fraud is a serious crime that is in direct violation of U.S tax laws. Anybody that knows of or suspects an individual to be in violation of these laws should find out here how to report tax fraud and report it immediately to the Internal Revenue Service. Reporting tax fraud is a relatively easy procedure that has been made even more appealing with the introduction of a report tax fraud reward.

How to report tax fraud

Reporting tax fraud is very simple. The tax whistleblower should send a letter to the Internal Revenue Service containing the following information: the name and address of the violator, the taxpayer identification number, a brief description of the violation, the years involved and an estimated amount of unreported income.

Information for Tax Whistleblowers

The IRS has a tax whistleblower office that is designed to financially reward anybody that blows the whistle on persons that are committing tax fraud. A tax whistleblower can receive as much as 30% of the additional tax, penalties and other amounts collected by the IRS. In order to be eligible for the reward the tax whistleblower must provide the IRS specific and credible information about significant federal tax issues. For those that report tax fraud reward options can vary. If the taxes and penalties in dispute amount to over $2 million then the tax whistleblower will be entitled to between 15 and 30 percent of the total amount recovered and if the case deals with an individual then the gross income must exceed $200,000. There is also a reward option available for a  tax whistleblower who does not meet the $2 million threshold; however awards through this program are significantly less.

For more information on how to report tax fraud and becoming a tax whistleblower it is highly recommended that you speak with an experienced whistleblower attorney at our personal injury law firm. Please fill in an online form to receive legal help and important information on tax fraud and the whistleblower Act.

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Rewards For Tax Whistleblowing

Tax fraud or tax evasion is a very serious crime in the United States of America and as a result the Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Office has introduced a tax fraud reward scheme in order to encourage tax whistleblowing and prevent further crimes and violation of U.S Civil Law.

Whistleblower rewards

The IRS whistleblower reward can be as much as 15% to 30% of the additional tax, penalties and other charges that are collected if information provided by the whistleblower is used. Tax fraud has become rife in the United States and as a result the IRS has introduced this IRS whistleblower reward in order to encourage tax whistleblowing and curtail the amount of tax fraud.

The IRS whistleblower reward is only available to individuals who provide solid and specific information that can be used by the IRS to collect taxes from the accused.

There are two main types of tax whistleblower reward available fortax whistleblowing and these depend on the amount disputed. The first award will pay out between 15% and 30 % of the total amount recovered as long as the amount disputed exceeds $2 million and if the case deals with a specific individual then his or her gross income must exceed $200,000.

There is also a tax fraud reward program for whistleblowers that report cases of tax fraud to a lesser extent than $2 million. These whistleblower rewards are not as high and the maximum reward is 15% up to $10 million.

Blowing the Whistle

If you know of somebody that is involved in tax evasion or has committed tax fraud and want to find out more about blowing the whistle then an experienced whistleblower attorney at our personal injury law firm can offer their legal help. Please fill out an online from and learn more about your legal rights, tax whistleblowing and find out if you are eligible for an IRS whistleblower reward.

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Reporting Tax Fraud Anonymously

Tax fraud is rife throughout the United States, despite attempts to clamp down on white collar crime, statistics show that for the 2010 fiscal year the IRS initiated 2,188 investigations against individuals suspected of committing tax evasion and a further 1,055 were convicted of tax fraud. As a result of tax fraud the IRS whistleblower Office has introduced an award scheme to encourage more individuals to come forward if they know of someone that is committing tax fraud. However for individuals who wish to remain anonymous when reporting income tax fraud the IRS also provides whistleblower confidentiality which allows whistleblowers the opportunity to report tax fraud anonymously and without fear of tax evader retaliation.

Whistleblower Confidentiality

The whistleblower confidentiality service provided by the IRS, protects whistleblowers as far as is permitted by law however there are some circumstances whereby anonymity cannot be kept. For example if the whistleblower is an essential witness in judicial court then the whistleblowers identity may have to be revealed in order to proceed with the investigation. However the whistleblower confidentiality service will notify the whistleblower before proceeding. In order to ensure a clear understanding of the whistleblower confidentiality service it is recommended that individuals discuss the matter with a tax whistleblower attorney before reporting income tax fraud.

Reporting Tax Fraud

Reporting income tax fraud is a relatively simple procedure whereby the whistleblower collects the necessary information which includes the name, address and tax number of the suspect. The whistleblower must then either send the details including a brief description of the alleged fraudulent activity, the amount of time it has been happening for and the estimated amount that has not been reported. The whistleblower can then fill out a form provided by the IRS or send an appropriately detailed letter. There is also the option for whistleblowers to call in their local IRS or state taxation department and report tax fraud anonymously.

If you know of somebody that is guilty of violating U.S tax laws but are unsure about blowing the whistle and reporting income tax fraud then a tax whistleblower attorney at our personal injury law firm can offer their legal help. Please fill out an online form and learn more about whistleblower confidentiality and how to report tax fraud anonymously.

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