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.
Edward Snowden: Washington Snoopers are Criminals
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.
Office should take no more than 90 days for its initial evaluation.
Administrative Challenges for the Whistleblower
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
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.