We have written about the highly successful 2009 IRS Whistleblower Boot Camp in Washington, D.C. The IRS Whistleblower Office gathered with attorneys representing whistleblowers for this conference to discuss in detail many of the issues that arise in representing IRS whistleblowers, persons who report tax fraud or tax noncompliance. This conference is sponsored by Taxpayers Against Fraud.
Planning for the 2010 IRS Whistleblower Boot Camp on April 27, 2010 in Washington is underway, and it should be at least as successful and informative as last year’s.
Based on our experience in representing whistleblowers, the new IRS Whistleblower Program is off to a great start since Congress authorized the creation of the IRS Whistleblower Office in December 2006. As we have written about continuously in following the progress of the new program, the Whistleblower Office staff has been working diligently not only to set up procedures for handling claims, but also in processing the hundreds of submissions it has received.
Once the agenda is set for the 2010 IRS Whistleblower Boot Camp, we will say more about the details. At a time when deficits are exploding, the need to catch tax cheats is greater than ever.