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Proposed Grassley Amendment Important for Whistleblowers

Posted in Tax Justice for Whistleblowers, Tax Whistleblowers
Proposed Grassley Amendment Important for WhistleblowersWashington, D.C. November 15, 2017. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has put forth two amendments to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill that are important to whistleblowers. The major amendment addresses an issue that has been the subject of previous posts, defining the term “collected proceeds” in I.R.C. section 7623(b).  The IRS and Department of Justice have taken the position whistleblowers… Continue Reading

Cuccinelli’s misuse of the FCA

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
Today’s Washington Post, Metro section, leads with a story by Rosalind Helderman called "Democrats try to curb Cuccinelli’s powers." The story reports on an effort by some Virginia Commonwealth Senators to change state law so that the state Attorney General must get court approval before issuing a "civil investigative demand" (CID). The proposal is an obvious response to concerns that… Continue Reading

Maryland House passes watered-down Little FCA

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
I previously reported on how the Maryland Senate watered down its "Little FCA" bill so that lawsuits would not cost so much for the contractors who actually commit fraud against the State of Maryland. The amended version of SB 279 does not permit a court to require fraudsters to pay compensatory damages, and it prohibits whistleblowers from pursuing qui tam… Continue Reading