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Understanding How the IRS Rewards Whistleblowers Webinar

CPE

When
July 15
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Tax

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $89 | Nonmember: $114


 More Information

Course No.
UHIR-2019-01-WEBNR-196-01
Level
Update
Prerequisites
Experience with individual and business clients
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

In 2006, Congress passed the Tax Relief and Health Care Act. Prior to the Act’s passage, rewards to individuals who provided information to the IRS regarding tax fraud were capped at $10 million. The Tax Relief and Health Care Act authorized the IRS to create a Whistleblower Office dedicated to investigating, processing and recovering claims concerning the underpayment of taxes. Under the IRS’ new program, whistleblowers may recover 15 to 30 percent of the amount collected provided the taxes and amounts in dispute exceed $2 million. If the whistleblower’s claim does not meet these criteria, the IRS may still consider granting an award under its pre-2006 Tax Relief Act discretionary authority. Given the rapid growth of this program, practitioners should have a basic understanding of the procedure and content for IRS Whistleblower claims, both from the perspective of a claimant’s potential to recover and a taxpayer’s exposure to liability.

Highlights

  • Understand how to submit a good whistleblower claim that satisfies IRS criteria
  • Understand the process by which the IRS reviews and pursues whistleblower claims
  • Learn about large recoveries by IRS whistleblowers
  • Understand non-IRS whistleblower claim programs including claims arising under the False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank


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