NWC Urges Senator Crapo to Include IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act in Bipartisan Tax Bill

Published on March 15, 2024

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NWC Urges Senator Crapo to Include IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act in Bipartisan Tax Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 13, 2024 — On March 4, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) sent a letter to Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) urging him to make sure the IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act (S. 625) is included in the bipartisan tax bill making its way to the Senate (H.R. 7024).

The bipartisan IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act offers a number of technical reforms to the IRS Whistleblower Program, aimed at long-delays and other issues undermining the critical program’s effectiveness.

“Despite returning billions of dollars to the pockets of American taxpayers, IRS whistleblowers continue to face unnecessary hurdles that would be addressed by the bill,” wrote NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson. “An IRS report revealed that the average time to process a whistleblower case is over 11 years. These debilitating delays undermine the efficacy of the IRS program.”

“I understand that H.R. 7024 may be the last opportunity to get S. 625 attached to a tax bill this year, and given the importance of improving the IRS Whistleblower Program, I ask that you prioritize having it included,” continues Nelson. “This bill is too important to remain on the sidelines, and it is already long overdue.”

In a recent article for Bloomberg Tax, NWC Chairman of the Board Stephen M. Kohn explained the key provisions of the bill and the overall impact it would have.

NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson is available for further comment. For more information, contact NWC at info@whistleblowers.org.

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NWC is the leading nonprofit working with whistleblowers worldwide to fight corruption and protect people and the environment. For over 30 years, NWC has won policies to protect whistleblowers from retaliation and reward them for helping deliver criminal and civil penalties against wrongdoers.

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