Since 2006, however, the IRS has neither investigated nor prosecuted thousands of whistleblower claims involving billions of dollars in unpaid taxes by corporations and high net worth individuals
(PRWEB) April 01, 2013
The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is demanding dramatic changes in the way the US Internal Revenue Service treats whistleblowers. Some of the best whistleblower attorneys and law firms handling whistleblower cases describe dealing with the US IRS as, "Giving something to the guy behind the curtain, and then you just hope for the best with respect to them doing something with the case-no transparency-no updates, and no vote as far as selecting an agent to handle the case."
The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, "We need House, and Senate hearings on how the US IRS handles whistleblower cases. We already know Medicare fraud costs the US taxpayers $60 billion dollars per year, we assume Medicaid fraud costs at least that much, or more. How much does major tax fraud cost the US taxpayer each year? We think it’s in the hundreds of billions of dollars, and we are not alone in our concerns about the IRS's whistleblower program."
- The Hill March 13th 2013 by attorney Eric Young, "Seven years ago, when the IRS opened its Whistleblower Office, whistleblower advocates welcomed the initiative as another arrow in the government's quiver to pursue tax cheats and fraudsters. Since 2006, however, the IRS has neither investigated nor prosecuted thousands of whistleblower claims involving billions of dollars in unpaid taxes by corporations and high net worth individuals. The IRS paid less than 10 rewards and thousands of claims remain languishing in a system hamstrung by obstructive administrative rules and narrowly tailored legal opinions. The IRS Chief Counsel appears to be hostile toward whistleblowers. The IRS can do a much better job."
- Forbes May 10th 2012, "Senator Charles Grassley said, "I'm hearing frustration from tax fraud whistleblowers, and my worst fears are coming true. The lack of progress is demoralizing whistleblowers, and they might stop coming forward. That would be a bad outcome for the taxpayers."
The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, "There needs to be a major overhaul at the US IRS; the deadwood needs to go, and the days of not properly representing the US taxpayers must come to an end." http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com