Will the IRS tell me if they are taking action on my whistleblower claim?

Once a whistleblower files a properly completed Form 211, the IRS Whistleblower Office will assign a claim number (or numbers if there are multiple taxpayers).  From that point forward, the claim number is used in all communications between the IRS and the whistleblower.  While the IRS will confirm that a claim number is still open, payable, or denied, the IRS takes the position that it is not authorized under the law to tell the whistleblower the action, if any, that the IRS intends to take on the claim or whether the IRS has already taken action against the taxpayer being reported until there is an award determination from the IRS Whistleblower Office or the claim is litigated in the U.S. Tax Court.

IRS Whistleblower F.A.Q.

  1. What is the difference between Form 211 and Form 3949-A?
  2. What is the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?
  3. Are Whistleblower’s Protected?
  4. How do whistleblowers get paid?
  5. How do you report a taxpayer to the IRS anonymously?
  6. Will the IRS tell me if they are taking action on my whistleblower claim?
  7. Why was my whistleblower claim denied?