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  • May 4, 2009

WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM FOR TAX FRAUD

WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM FOR TAX FRAUD

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All whistleblower claims for tax fraud must be submitted to the IRS under penalty of perjury. Individuals must submit information on Form 211, application for Award for Original Information to claim an award. You can obtain the form at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f211.pdf Complete the form and mail it to:

Internal Revenue Service
Whistleblower Office
SE:WO
1111 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20224

FULL DISCLOSURE

If the whistleblower withholds available information, the whistleblower bears the risk that withheld information may not be considered by the Whistleblower Office in making any award determination.

If the documents or supporting evidence are known to the whistleblower but not in his/her possession, the whistleblower should describe these documents and identify their location to the best of his or her ability.

Except in the most unusual cases involving boxes of data, the whistleblower should include the evidence with the initial submission. Contact the Whistleblower Office for guidance if there is a question on what to submit. Under no circumstance does the IRS expect or condone illegal actions taken to secure documents or supporting evidence.

No specific format is required; howevever, an index to exhibits, particularly when they are voluminous, is always helpful.

Examples of claims that will not be processed under 7623(b) include:

  • The informant is an employee of the Department of Treasury, or is acting within the scope of his or her duties as an employee of any Federal, State, or local Government.
  • The individual is required by federal law or regulation to disclose the information, or the individual is precluded by federal law or regulation from making the disclosure.
  • The individual obtained or was furnished the information while acting in his or her official capacity as a member of a State body or commission having access to such materials as Federal returns, copies or abstracts.
  • The individual had access to taxpayer information arising out of contract with the federal government that forms the basis of the claim.
  • The claim is found to have no merit or the claim lacked sufficient specific and credible information.
  • The claim was submitted anonymously or under an alias.
  • The claim was filed by a person other than an individual (e.g., corporation or partnership)
  • The alleged noncompliant taxpayer is an individual whose gross income is below $200,000.

Examples of claims that will not be processed under 7623(a)

  • The individual is an employee of the Department of Treasury, or is acting within the scope of his or her duties as an employee of any Federal, State, or local Government.
  • The individual is required by federal law or regulation to disclose the information, or the individual is precluded by federal law or regulation from making the disclosure.
  • The individual obtained or was furnished the information while acting in his or her official capacity as a member of a State body or commission having access to such materials as Federal returns, copies or abstracts.
  • The individual had access to taxpayer information arising out of contract with the federal government that forms the basis of the claim.
  • The claim is found to have no merit or the claim lacked sufficient specific and credible information.
  • The claim was submitted anonymously or under an alias.
  • The claim was filed by a person other than an individual (e.g., corporation or partnership)

To talk to a lawyer about your potential tax fraud claim, contact Whistleblower Attorney Gregory A. Hall at:

Gregory A. Hall
Law Office of Gregory A. Hall
3570 E. 12 Avenue, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
Ph. 303-320-0584
Email: gregory@federallaw.com
Web: http://www.adenverlawyer.com