New IRS Whistleblower Director Says IRS Rewards Program Is Off to a Strong Start

The head of the new IRS Whistleblower Office, Stephen Whitlock, reports that the new IRS Whistleblower Rewards Program is off to a strong start.

Today’s Wall Street Journal quotes Mr. Whitlock as saying that the claims submitted to the IRS Whistleblower Office to date appear to have credibility and have evidence to support them.

Since the new IRS Whistleblower program was authorized by Congress in December, our firm has been working with the IRS in pursuing whistleblower claims in the Midwest, West, Southwest, and Southeast, and is evaluating IRS claims in other parts of the country. We have written about it extensively on this whistle blower lawyer blog, including a discussion of proposed legislation that would modify the program.

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, who pushed for such an IRS Whistleblower program for years, also complimented the progress of the IRS Whistleblower Office’s efforts.

Our congratulations go to Mr. Whitlock and the IRS for protecting taxpayer funds by making tax cheats pay–like honest taxpayers do!