National Whistleblower Day

Get the latest news, stories, and cases on tax whistleblowers in the U.S. and internationally.

In open letters to the Senate Finance Committee and House Committee on Ways and Means, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) urged the committees to strengthen the IRS Whistleblower Program.
Continue Reading Whistleblower Advocates Call on Congress to Strengthen IRS Tax Whistleblower Program to Combat COVID-19 Related Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning to taxpayers about fraudulent schemes related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The IRS urged those more vulnerable to scams, such as
Continue Reading IRS Warns Taxpayers of Increased COVID-19 Frauds, Encourages Reporting of Scams

A guest post from Dean Zerbe, senior policy analyst for the National Whistleblower Center and former tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee.

Tax whistleblowers had good news the other


Continue Reading New Law Provides Protections For Tax Whistleblowers And Better Communication With IRS

The Swiss bank whistleblower who outed Americans’ secret USB bank accounts says he has information on more wrongdoing. Bradley Birkenfeld, who is described on his website as the “worlds most celebrated whistleblower,”  appeared at an offshore fraud and financial services conference in Miami in April. Birkenfeld was “treated like a celebrity,” reported journalist Brian Ross, who covered the event for Law & Crime Network, a legal website and streaming service.

The National Whistleblower Center supported Mr. Birkenfeld in his case, which involved a $20 billion tax evasion scheme.


Continue Reading Report: Swiss bank whistleblower has more to say, wants a pardon

More whistleblowing in the halls of Congress and other news of the week. 

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee,  issued a statement this week in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).
Continue Reading Don’t die waiting for an IRS whistleblower award. Get better service on Capitol Hill?

Whistleblowers helped the IRS collect more than $1.4 billion in criminal fines, civil forfeitures, and reporting violations in fiscal year 2018, according to an agency report released Wednesday.
Continue Reading Whistleblowers helped the IRS collect more money than ever last year: $1.4 billion in fines and forfeiture

Internal-Revenue-Service-buildingIn February 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, requiring the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to include penalties for Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) violations in calculating whistleblower awards. Prior to this statutory change being signed into law, FBAR violations were not included in the calculation of IRS whistleblower awards.
Continue Reading GAO Report Finds Excluding FBAR Violations from Award Calculations “Negatively Affected Whistleblowers’ Willingness to Bring Information to IRS”

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Whistleblower on CBS show

On Friday, August 31, CBS News will air a segment featuring biofuels fraud whistleblower, Alex “Sasha” Chepurko on the season finale of Whistleblower.  The episode, Case of “THE 100 Million Dollar Scam”, details Chepurko’s incredible story of blowing the whistle on a nationwide biofuels scam.
Continue Reading CBS News Special Features Biofuels Fraud Whistleblower

IRS-Whistleblower-Building-Washington-DCToday, the U.S. Department of Justice officially dismissed their appeal of case Whistleblower 21276-13W and 21277-13W v. CIR, Case Nos. 17-1119 and 1120 (D.C. Cir.), marking a big win for IRS whistleblowers. Below is a statement from the whistleblowers’ attorneys.
Continue Reading DOJ Drops Case, IRS Whistleblowers to Receive $12.9 Million Award from Criminal Prosecution of Swiss Bank