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Process for Evaluating Whistleblower’s Claims and Seeking Tax Fraud Lawyers for IRS Awards

A threshold requirement for any IRS tax fraud whistleblower award under 7623 is that the information must lead to judicial or administrative action meaning an audit or investigation resulting in the collection of proceeds.  An analyst in the Whistleblower Office will consider the information provided by the whistleblower. The IRS has to decide that the case is worth pursuing.  The process and evaluation a whistleblower claim, from submission of complete information to the Service until the proceeds are collected, may take several years. Payments of whistleblower awards from the IRS will not be made until after the taxes, penalties, interest, additions to tax and additional amounts that are finally determined to be owed to the Service have been collected.

Examples of when a final determination of tax liability can be made include, but are not limited to: (1) at the administrative level when the Service and the taxpayer enter into a closing agreement wherein the taxpayer conclusively waives the right to appeal or otherwise challenge a deficiency or additional tax liability determined by the Service; (2) if a taxpayer petitions United States Tax Court; when a decision becomes final within the meaning of section 7481; and (3) after the expiration of the statutory period for a taxpayer to file a claim for refund and to file a refund suit based on the claim against the Untied States, or if a refund suit is filed, when the judgment in that suit becomes final.

For more information on how to file an IRS whistleblower claim please contact Shauna Itri at sitri@bm.net or 215-875-3049.  To read further about Our Law Firm's Approach To Whistleblower Cases, click here.

If you have discovered evidence of government fraud, contact an experienced False Claims Act attorney before blowing the whistle. You may be entitled to a substantial reward and the legal protections afforded to whistleblowers under state and federal laws. The attorneys of Berger & Montague are nationally recognized experts in Whistleblower/Qui Tam actions with over a decade of experience pursuing these complex fraud cases. For more information or to schedule your confidential consultation, use the form on this page or call us at 1-800-424-6690.

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For further reading:
IRS Awards and Rewards For Whistleblowers Finding Government Fraud
How IRS Whistleblower Claims & Cases Are Filed for Awards with Tax Fraud Lawyers
Free Qui Tam Lawyers Case/Lawsuit/Claim Analysis and Take Action
Whistleblowers, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Legal Blog

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