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Big Win for Qui Tam Whistleblowers

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law today by President Trump, included two key whistleblower-qui tam amendments fixing loopholes in the IRS and Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower reward laws. The amendments ensure that whistleblowers who expose criminal tax frauds will be covered under the IRS whistleblower law and close a tax loophole that caused Dodd-Frank Act whistleblowers to be double-taxed on their rewards, reducing payments by as much as 80%.

Appeals Court to Decide Major Whistleblower Reward Case

Washington, D.C. November 15, 2017. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear argument in the most important tax whistleblower case ever filed in court. At issue in Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Whistleblower 21276-13W is whether the tax whistleblower law covers employees who report criminal tax fraud.

Senator Grassley Backs Whistleblower in Major Tax Case

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, filed an amicus curiae brief in a closely watched tax whistleblower case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The case, Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Whistleblower 21276-13W concerns the right of a confidential tax whistleblower to obtain a reward based on a criminal tax case. The case will set nation-wide precedent concerning the scope of the IRS whistleblower law.

President Trump Calls on UN to Protect Whistleblowers

President Donald Trump, during his first official remarks before the United Nations (UN), urged that body to protect whistleblowers. Meanwhile, the IRS Whistleblower Program at risk due to Trump Administration’s position in a Tax Court case.

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The Whistleblower Blog is an editorially independent news and information source, sponsored by a pro bono public service project by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. The blog highlights important news, legal developments and policy issues critical to whistleblowers and their advocates, both in the United States and internationally. The contributors to this blog are respected leaders in their fields, including the authors of key whistleblower law books, current and former legal professors, spokespersons before Congressional committees and other public bodies, directors of non-profit whistleblower advocacy groups, and prominent attorneys specializing in representing/assisting whistleblowers in the United States and throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.