The IRS Whistleblower Office

From the IRS Website

Source:  www.irs.gov

“The IRS Whistleblower Office pays money to people who blow the whistle on persons who fail to pay the tax that they owe. If the IRS uses information provided by the whistleblower, it can award the whistleblower up to 30 percent of the additional tax, penalty and other amounts it collects.

Who can get an award?

The IRS may pay awards to people who provide specific and credible information to the IRS if the information results in the collection of taxes,penalties, interest or other amounts from the noncompliant taxpayer.

The IRS is looking for solid information, not an “educated guess” or unsupported speculation.

We are also looking for a significant Federal tax issue- this is not a program for resolving personal problems or disputes about a business relationship”

For additional information visit the following page on the Internal Revenue Services website:

http://www.irs.gov/compliance/article/0,,id=180171,00.html 

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