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The IRS is on the verge of crippling its whistleblower program! Take Action!

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Washington, D.C. February 5, 2013. In 2006, Congress created the IRS Whistleblower Program, which has encouraged whistleblowers to expose vast amounts of tax fraud, and has the potential to expose many billions more.

Despite the demonstrated success of the program, the IRS is now proposing proposed regulations that:

  • Severely restrict the scope of the IRS Whistleblower Program by excluding large categories of tax-related violations
  • Prohibit whistleblowers for collecting an award on technical grounds even if the IRS would never have discovered the tax fraud without the whistleblowers' information
  • Severely limit the size of whistleblower awards by setting the default award percentage to the smallest possible allowed under law
  • Fail to require the IRS to act on whistleblower claims, allowing whistleblower claims to linger for years without resolution or oversight

These types of roadblocks and disqualifications have been discredited. With your help, for example, we successfully fought the SEC's attempts at similar restrictions.

We need you to take swift action, and join us-and whistleblower advocates such as Senator Grassley-in commenting on the IRS's proposed regulations before they become final. The IRS must receive public comments by February 19, 2013.

 Senator Grassley's letter to the IRS is available here.

Please pass this action alert along to friends and whistleblower advocates. The IRS must be told in strong terms that they cannot undermine the effectiveness of the IRS Whistleblower Program, a critical tool in exposing tax fraud.