Happy New Year! The new year brings a time to reflect back on the past year, on things that went well, things that went not-so-well, and how you would like to do things going forward.  In the spirit of looking back over the last year, the IRS Whistleblower Office released its FY 2017 Annual Report

The IRS released the IRS Whistleblower Program Fiscal 2016 Annual Report to Congress recently. There were some interesting statistical revelations, some surprising and some not.  Among the more important, if not surprising, takeaways was the fact that nearly 60% of all cases are rejected for not being specific, credible, or for being too speculative.  Getting

Today the IRS Whistleblower Office released their Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2015.  According to the report, which has been substantially made-over in both appearance and content, the total amount of awards paid in fiscal 2015 was $103,486,677 before sequester’s 7.3% reduction.  That number is impressive when compared to fiscal years 2014

Fiscal year 2011 was a big year for the IRS whistleblower program according to the IRS Whistleblower Office’s Fiscal Year 2011 Report to the Congress on the Use of Section 7623. Some of the highlights from the report are:

  • The number of submissions in fiscal year 2011 dropped by approximately 25 percent from the

On December 13, 2010, the IRS Whistleblower Office published its annual report to Congress for fiscal year 2009 (PDF). The report revealed that the IRS Whistleblower Office has received a steady stream of information about multi-million dollar tax underpayments over fiscal years 2008 and 2009. The IRS reported receiving 460 submissions relating to 1941