You see underpayment of taxes. But what next?
The IRS is a federal agency tasked with overseeing the United States’ tax policy system. As part of its authority, the IRS is tasked with investigating and enforcing tax law. The IRS needs tips from people like you to help identify tax fraud such as:
• Fake exemptions or deductions
• Fake documents
• Failure to pay tax
• Unreported income
You know the tax code is complex, and for every loophole or deduction, someone might be trying to take advantage of the system.
If you’ve seen tax fraud in the workplace or by an individual, you should make sure you know your rights. In order to properly file an IRS tip, you need to follow the rules laid out by the IRS and submit your information to the appropriate authorities. Contact Black & Buffone to make sure you’re protected.
After submitting your tip, IRS attorneys may choose to interview you to gain an understanding of the information you’re bringing. We’ll help you prepare and be there with you through the process.
Yes, you may remain anonymous, but there are important considerations in choosing to do so. Black & Buffone can help you make the right decision.
Yes, the Taxpayer First Act provides certain protections for people who blow the whistle against his or her employer. If you believe you have been retaliated against, you have rights—and we can help you protect them.
The IRS pays monetary awards of between 15% and 30% of the total proceeds the IRS collects if the IRS moves ahead based on information provided by a whistleblower. The IRS must pay an award if the amount of fraud identified by the whistleblower exceeds $2,000,000. If the taxpayer is an individual, he or she must have at least $200,000 in gross income. We will help make sure you get what you deserve.