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whistleblower

a person, usually an employee, who reveals information, which he is contractually obliged to keep secret, because of an overriding public interest. The principle was recently introduced into the UK by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which has, for example, resulted in an accountant who was dismissed for exposing financial irregularities of his manager to the company headquarters in the USA being awarded not that much short of £300,000.
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This Note argues that the Fifth Circuit's holding should be disregarded and the definition of a whistleblower should be expanded to include those who report potential securities laws violations internally, in addition to those who report directly to the SEC.
12) The necessary causal link between the whistleblower information and the reward is based upon a broad "but for" analysis.
He further accused the Obama administration of hypocrisy over the issue of whistleblowers and political asylum and said that the president who advocated for whistleblowers and called for their support during his 2008 campaign, yet his administration has prosecuted twice as many whistleblowers than all other administrations combined.
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Based on this information, Cohen filed a whistleblower claim with the IRS.
However, by law, the IRS must pay an award of between 15 to 30% of the amount it collected from the tax whistleblower.
Senator Charles Grassley, the Iowa Republican who spearheaded the legislation that led to the creation of the IRS Whistleblower Office and who also has been vocal about his unhappiness with regard to the IRS's slow approach to whistleblower tips, declared today, "This case provides evidence about how the whistle-blower program can be effective because the IRS is saying its work against this kind of tax fraud would not have been possible without the whistle-blower.
The Whistleblower Office should take no more than 90 days for its initial evaluation.
Administrative Challenges for the Whistleblower Program 87
Transparency International works with whistleblower organisations and legal experts to implement and strengthen whistleblower legislation and raise public awareness of its importance.
The IRS has argued in court documents that because the whistleblower law deals only with tax matters, for the purpose of calculating rewards, the amount available to be shared, known as collected proceeds, only refers to taxes it would have foregone without a whistleblowers help.
Fiscal year 2016 was a catch-up year for the IRS Whistleblower Program as it closed 21,124 claim cases, a 99% increase from the previous year.