what is an irs whistle blower?
The internal revenue service has a whistleblower office that provides an incentive for people to report tax evasion. the IRS whistleblower program will reward successful whistle blowers with 15 to 30% of whatever the government recovers as a result ah the report to the IRS.
Should I get a lawyer to help me with blowing the Whistle?
The answer depends on how comfortable you are in explaining to the IRS how a business has evaded paying income tax. in order to maximize your chances of success you should provide detailed documentation and evidence if you have any.
Why should I blow the whistle to the irs?
There are many reasons why you should report a business to the IRS for tax evasion.
- It’s your employer that’s withholding payroll taxes from your paycheck and they are pocketing the money instead of paying the IRS. You may owe more taxes as a result.
- It’s competing business and they have a competitive advantage by cheating on taxes.
- You work for a company that’s cheating on taxes and you may get wrapped up in it eventually or get in trouble because of it.
How do I blow the whistle and collect my reward?
In order to rereport tax evasion and other tax law violation to the internal revenue services whistleblower office, fill out this form and attach thing supporting documents. The form is called a Form 211.
Mail it to,
Internal Revenue Service
Whistleblower Office – ICE
1973 N. Rulon White Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84404
Then get ready to respond to phone calls from the IRS and be available to be interviewed.
HOw much will I get?
You can recover 15-30% of whatever the IRS recovers from the company. This could be a huge number depending on how long and how widespread the tax evasion practices has been. Is it one employee or a large number of employees? Is it one branch or many branches across the country? How long has the tax evasion been going on?
Why was my whistle blower complaint rejected by the IRS?
- maybe you participated in the fraud
- you filed the complaint anonymously
- it’s your job to report tax fraud to the IRS
- your are an employee of the Department of the Treasury
- your fraud claim had no merit (you misunderstood the law or the situation)
- the company had a gross income of less than $200,000 (they want big fish or it’s not worth the government resources)