Are Whistleblower’s Protected?

Although there is currently not an anti-retaliation provision in section 7623, there are efforts currently underway to add this protection for tax whistleblowers.  Generally, the IRS is required by law to maintain confidentiality of whistleblowers and whistleblower information.  In our experience, the policies and procedures followed by the IRS ensure that a whistleblower’s identity remains confidential except in the rarest of circumstances.  You can read more about whistleblower protection laws here.

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?