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Tax Fraud

Berger & Montague's Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Group represents Whistleblowers alleging tax fraud.

The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has had a reward program for whistleblowers and informants dating back to 1867, but before 2006 the program lacked standardized procedures and managerial oversight. In 2006, the statute was amended to provide increased rewards to whistleblowers who provide information to the IRS regarding underpayments of tax and/or violations of internal revenue laws. The IRS will now pay a whistleblower between 15% and 30% of the amount collected if the taxes, penalties, interest and other amounts in dispute exceed $2 million or, if the tax fraud was committed by an individual, his or her annual gross income is more than $200,000.

The IRS also maintains an award program for other whistleblowers who do not meet the dollar thresholds set forth above. In those instances, the awards are discretionary and are less, with a maximum award of 15% up to a total of $10 million. A threshold requirement for any award is that the information must lead to judicial or administrative action, such as an audit or investigation resulting in the collection of proceeds.

Berger & Montague's Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Group is familiar with the whistleblower laws regarding tax fraud, and has the experience and resources necessary to investigate and pursue virtually any type of tax fraud case. This is especially true given our firm's extensive and highly successful history in recovering, through securities class actions, hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from corporations and individuals engaged in complex financial fraud schemes.

No Fees Without Recovery

Berger & Montague's Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Group litigates cases on a contingent fee basis, so whistleblowers do not pay attorneys' fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.

Contact Us To Learn More

We invite you to learn more about our Whistleblowers, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Practice Group. For more information or to schedule a confidential discussion about a potential case, please fill out the contact form on the right. You can also call us at (215) 875-4653.