Report Tax Fraud Anonymously - Protecting Your Identity
The Ferraro Law Firm
Washington, D.C. — Miami, Florida
Generally, IRS has rules that require it to notify a taxpayer when it is making contact with another person about the taxpayer’s tax liability. However, steps can be taken to ensure that the IRS will not notify a taxpayer that it is speaking with or has been contacted by a tax whistleblower. Thus, you can report an underpayment of tax to the IRS anonymously without the taxpayer ever learning your identity.
If that is the kind of tax whistleblower protection you want, we can provide it.
A good lawyer should be skilled at protecting his or her clients and there are steps a tax lawyer can take to help minimize the chances of your name being revealed. The lawyer you choose to represent you should be able to answer basic questions such as: What tax whistleblower protection steps will you take as an attorney? What tax whistleblower protection steps will the IRS take? When can the taxpayer learn of my identity? Under what circumstances will it be impossible to protect my identity?
There are also Federal Statutes protecting persons working for public companies who come forward about their company's violation of the law. For example, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A prohibits public companies from discriminating against an employee who provides information the employee reasonably believes is in violation of public securities law. Additionally, in many states, retaliating against an employee who provided information pursuant to a federal statute (like 26 U.S.C. § 7623 here) would be considered an unlawful discharge in violation of public policy that subjects the employer to civil liability.
Will I have to testify? No. Our goal is to keep your identity secret to everyone except the IRS. While total protection may not be possible in every case, in most, it is. Contact us to learn more.
At The Ferraro Law Firm, our attorneys will work carefully to submit the best possible package of information to the IRS right up front in order to reduce or eliminate the need for the IRS to come back to you for additional information.