IRS Whistleblower Program
The IRS pays monetary awards to eligible individuals whose information is used to collect taxes owed. Since 2007, the IRS has paid more than $1 billion to tax fraud whistleblowers. Once the taxes, penalties, and interest are collected and all appeals have been exhausted, the IRS pays the whistleblower a percentage of the amount collected. The award percentage depends on several factors, but generally falls between 15 and 30 percent of the proceeds collected based on the whistleblower’s information. To be eligible for an award, the amount owed by the taxpayer must exceed $2,000,000.
During his time as a federal prosecutor, Reese Marketos’s Andrew Wirmani led dozens of complex tax fraud investigations and built extensive relationships within the IRS. He leverages those skills and connections to help whistleblowers build their claims and present them to the IRS in the most favorable light.
Examples of Tax Fraud reported:
- False exemptions or deductions
- A false or altered document
- Unreported income, including offshore income
- Organized crime