New Publication on IRS Whistleblower Program

The IRS has recently published “Rewards and Awards for Information relating to Violations of Internal Revenue Laws; Final Regulations.” The 8-page documents contains final regulations regarding the payment of awards under the Whistleblower program.  The new publication clarifies definitions concerning “proceeds of amounts collected” and “collected proceeds” for purposes of determining whether to pay an award to a whistleblower.  Now the program will allow an award to also be based on amounts collected  if the information results in denial of a claim for refund, or a reduction of an overpayment credit balanced used to satisfy a tax liability.

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