IRS Whistleblower Program Collects Record $1.4B, Awards $312M
The “IRS program is now working and working remarkably well,” a lawyer says.
The Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Program collected a record-breaking $1.4 billion in taxes, penalties and interest in 2018, up from $190 million the previous year, with whistleblowers getting $312 million in awards — a big jump from $33 million in 2017 awards.
The data, which comes from the IRS Whistleblower Program’s 2018 annual report to Congress, proves the “IRS program is now working and working remarkably well,” said Stephen Kohn of the whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto.
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