To file a whistleblower claim with the IRS, a whistleblower is required to file a claim form that must be signed under oath. A whistleblower can also request confidentiality or confidential informant status.
While the IRS pays whistleblower awards from collected proceeds which result from an audit or investigation, there can be substantial delays and technical requirements that must be met. Because payments are not made until the taxpayer has exhausted all appeal rights and the statutory period for the filing of a claim for refund has expired or been waived by the taxpayer, the IRS may not make payments for several years after the whistleblower has filed the claim.
It is highly recommended that whistleblowers hire experienced whistleblower attorneys to help them navigate this complex process and to argue for the highest possible award. If you know that an individual or organization is actively defrauding the IRS and American taxpayers, contact KKC and speak to one of our experienced whistleblower lawyers for a free and confidential case review.
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